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Veiled Chameleon by KeldBach Veiled Chameleon by KeldBach
A Veiled Chameleon (Chamaeleo calyptratus), native to Yemen and southern Saudi Arabia. Shot through glass at the Tropical House, Copenhagen Zoo.

Veiled Chameleons have a casque, a helmet-like ridge, on top of their heads, which is a tiny swelling as a hatchling, but grows to two inches (5 cm) in height as the animal matures. The body length can reach between 10 and 24 inches (25 to 61 cm) from head to the tip of the tail. The males are usually more strikingly coloured than the females, which are usually shades of green mottled with shades of tan, orange, white, and sometimes yellow. Chameleons are probably best known for their long, sticky tongues that they use to catch prey. The tongue can be more than 1.5 times the length of their body. They "shoot" their prey with a tongue that can be projected in the blink of an eye.



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herofan135 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such a cool photo, really clear for being shot through glass!
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999999999a Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
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Thanks.
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
Thanks very much. Beautiful feature :)
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ScaryFeet07 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
He looks surprised? Did you have a surprise party and this picture was just as he found out? ^^ I shall now go and create that image in my head! ^^
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
:D
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Taitai03 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Student Photographer
Creepy little guy ;-)
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
Creepy indeed, but also fascinating :D
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ian-stewart Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
That's one outrageous cone head picture you captured!
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
Thank you :D
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PP2RL Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
Strange creature, beautiful in its own way. Nature's a great artist!!

Very good capture :nod:
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
Strange, but fascinating. Glad you like it :)
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PP2RL Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
True !!
I did :nod:
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CorazondeDios Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
oooh! he's ADORABLE! What a face! is he your pet? he's great!
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
No, he's not my pet. It was taken at the Copenhagen Zoo a few months ago. Glad you like it :)
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CorazondeDios Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
he is so funny looking! I love chameleons!They are so solemn and serious and ridiculous!
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Talkris Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
He looks surprised, as though you walked in on him while he was taking a shower.

"Gasp! Close the door!"
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Lol. He sat frozen like that for about half an hour, only moving his eyes a bit to look for some tasty insects, I think :D
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Talkris Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah they'll do that. I love how they walk the most: step, wiggle, step, wiggle, step
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MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thie peice has been featured here: [link]

:heart:
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
Cool! :D
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SMerle Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
the colors are very different, almost doesn't look real. great capture!
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
Thank you. And thanks for the faves too :)
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yabbles Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
very super cool!!!
we used to have one as a pet. he lived on a ficus tree in my living room :D
he was such a grumpy little guy, but oh boy, did he like his crickets!

ZZZZOT! that tongue is crazy fast :wow:

great pic. lots of nice detail :)
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
Thanks, glad you like it :) And thanks for that little story too :D
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa... quite an amazing looking creature! :D
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
Sure it is :)
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nobeldaviolencia Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
bonne capture,
joli coloures magnifique foto.
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
Thanks very much :)
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barcon53 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
Excellent capture!
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
Thanks, Barbara. It's fascinating to watch how their eyes move in all directions and independently of each other :)
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barcon53 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
I've seen that in pet store chameleons... What I like is that you caught him with his mouth open and you can see that tongue, it's cool! :)
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MarkArandjus Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
What an amazing look!
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009
Indeed :)
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