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Veiled Chameleon
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Published: October 9, 2009
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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IMAGE DETAILS
Model
NIKON D300
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Aperture
F/11.0
Focal Length
105 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Oct 9, 2009, 11:52:38 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Macintosh
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Comments (33)
herofan135's avatar
herofan135|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such a cool photo, really clear for being shot through glass!
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Thanks.
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KeldBach's avatar
Thanks very much. Beautiful feature :)
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ScaryFeet07|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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Taitai03|Student Photographer
Creepy little guy ;-)
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KeldBach's avatar
Creepy indeed, but also fascinating :D
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ian-stewart's avatar
That's one outrageous cone head picture you captured!
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KeldBach's avatar
Thank you :D
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PP2RL's avatar
Strange creature, beautiful in its own way. Nature's a great artist!!

Very good capture :nod:
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KeldBach's avatar
Strange, but fascinating. Glad you like it :)
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PP2RL's avatar
True !!
I did :nod:
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CorazondeDios's avatar
oooh! he's ADORABLE! What a face! is he your pet? he's great!
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KeldBach's avatar
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's avatar
he is so funny looking! I love chameleons!They are so solemn and serious and ridiculous!
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Talkris|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's avatar
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|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|Professional Photographer
Thie peice has been featured here: [link]

:heart:
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SMerle|Professional Photographer
the colors are very different, almost doesn't look real. great capture!
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KeldBach's avatar
Thank you. And thanks for the faves too :)
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yabbles|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's avatar
Thanks, glad you like it :) And thanks for that little story too :D
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