Flap-necked Chameleon (Chamaeleo dilepis) by Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

Flap-necked Chameleon (Chamaeleo dilepis) by 

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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
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  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerabout 5 years ago

    Very nice capture. I love these neat little guys they are so cool….Tom

  • Thank you Tom!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Reptilefreak
    Reptilefreakabout 5 years ago

    awesome capture

  • Thank you very much RJ!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • leealanjudy
    leealanjudyabout 5 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Thanks a lot Lee!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • ChrisCoombes
    ChrisCoombesabout 5 years ago

    Very cool shot! I unfortunately didn’t see any chameleon until i went to Madagascar, but i guess i still got to see some so i shouldn’t complain :)

  • Thank you Chris!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • alienfunk
    alienfunkabout 5 years ago

    CUTE :+)

  • Cheers Alienfunk!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • ellismorleyphto
    ellismorleyphtoabout 5 years ago

    Very cool! :-D

  • Thank you!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • christopher363
    christopher363about 5 years ago

    Really great capture!

  • Thanks a lot Christopher!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Susanne Correa
    Susanne Correaabout 5 years ago

  • Many thanks Susanne for the feature, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 5 years ago

    Thank you very much “High Quality Animal Images” group for the feature, much appreciated!

  • Jon Lees
    Jon Leesabout 5 years ago

    A lovely picture of a stunning creature – very striking

  • Thanks a lot Jon!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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