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Flap-necked Chameleon (Chamaeleo dilepis)

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The Flap-necked Chameleon, is native to Sub-Saharan Africa. It is a large chameleon, reaching 35 centimetres (14 in). Like other chameleons, this species can change colour and pattern to suit the surroundings. Colouring ranges through various shades of green, yellow and brown. There is usually a pale stripe on the lower flanks and one to three pale patches higher on the flanks. These chameleons lay 25 to 50 eggs in a hole dug in soil, which is covered over again by the female. Food includes grasshoppers, butterflies and flies.
Moremi Wildlife Reserve, Okavango Delta, Botswana, Africa

Nikon D200, Nikkor 80-400 mm, 1/2000 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 400
© Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos Photography. All Rights Reserved.

BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010 Competition
Category: Animal Portraits
Stage reached: Semi-Final

Featured in 18 groups:
“Around The World”
“High Quality Animal Images”
“Fauna, flora, landscapes and architecture of South Africa"
“Animals of Africa – Best of the Best”
“Closeups in Nature” x2
“All things in the Natural World”
“All That is Nature”
“Top Shelf Wildlife”
“Made By Nature”
“One, two, three…”
“Let Animals Stay Free”
“All Creatures Great & Small”
“Focus and Lighting”
“Featured For A Challenge”
“Through the eye of a Lens”
“Wild Africa”
“High Quality Images”

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