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Insects and related species: Antlions - Ants - Bees - Beetles - Bugs - Butterflies, Moths and Caterpillars - Centipedes and Millipedes - Cockroaches - Crickets - Dragonflies and Damselflies - Grasshoppers and Katydids - Mantis - Stick Insects - Ticks and Mites - Wasps - Woodlice
Plants, Trees, Flowers: (Note: Unless plants fall into a specific species such as Cacti, they have been classified by their flower colour to make them easier to find) Bonsai - Cacti, Succulents, Aloes, Euplorbia - Ferns and Cycads - Flowers - Fungi, Lichen and Moss - Grass - Trees
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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Chameleon colours

I find chameleons fascinating.

Not only are they masters of disguise, they have eyes which turn independently of each other so that it is capable of looking forward and behind at the same time.
 Then way they change colour automatically with no effort on their behalf is amazing.
 This is the Common Flap-necked chameleon, the largest of our species and these are some of the changes in colour I have been able to take photographs of. The first one is how they normally look.

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Zimbabwe said...

It is strange, this is one of the little creatures that I miss so much over here. Great photos, Diane

Firefly said...

So sad that we don't see them as often around gardens as we used to anymore.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I would miss them too Diane as I love these little creatures and am always on the lookout for them.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

It is a pity that they are such an endangered species Jonker. I would hate to know how many of these fascinating creatures are dying out every day without us even realising it? So sad!!