Parson’s Chameleon

Parson's Chameleon, MadagascarI think this guy is a Parson’s chameleon but not sure. There are quite a few different species of chameleons in Madagascar. In fact, half the world’s 150 different species can be found there. Parson’s chameleons, of which there are two subspecies, are among the largest. They can grow to more than two feet in length.
Nikon D200 with Nikkor 80-200mm lens (at 80mm), Canon 500D close up filter, ISO 100, f/22 at 1/60th of a second, Nikon SB-600 flash

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  1. Sue April 21, 2017 at 12:38 am #

    Totally awesome! The surrounding darkness adds drama to the chameleon’s pose.

  2. mom April 21, 2017 at 7:46 am #

    Oh my! Very regal looking.

  3. Peter Butterfield April 21, 2017 at 7:47 am #

    —– Sour gent ingenue
    —– Oscar Homolka Jet Li
    —– Some that I can be .

  4. Shardae April 21, 2017 at 9:03 am #

    Love this guy

  5. Donna Zentek April 21, 2017 at 9:26 am #

    The black back drop is a great contrast.

  6. Louis April 21, 2017 at 10:31 am #

    Very mysterious and evocative. Kinda seems like this is a headshot for a chameleon who’s trying to get a part in a off-broadway play.

  7. Rachel Bellenoit April 21, 2017 at 2:08 pm #

    The lighting and composition in this shot is not your typical chameleon shot. Superb! What a cute little snout. Looks like a species from Star Trek Voyager.