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The following images were not obtained during any sort of camping in forests with severe and/or adverse conditions. They also did not require any serious planning and understanding of animal behavior to demonstrate my dedication as a photographer. I simply went to a place where a collection of these fine creatures have been put together, waited for the pose and clicked. This place is called a ZOO! :)

Meller's Giant Chameleon
Meller's Giant One Horned Chameleon are the largest species of chameleons from the African mainland. The basic coloration of the creature is a deep forest green with white stripes, but like many chameleons it can change its color depending on various circumstances. If being fed or handled they might display black and white dots. When basking in the sun, the side of their body towards the sunlight can turn dark green or black, while the rest of the animal stays much lighter .

They also have color patterns associated with stress. Mild excitement or stress is indicated by dark spotting overlaying the reptile's normal color. These dark green spots turn to black mottling as the chameleon gets more upset. Severe stress turns the chameleon first charcoal gray, followed by pure white adorned with yellow stripes. A sick Meller's Chameleon may be mottled with brown, gray, pink, or white

360 Degrees

The following images were not obtained during any sort of camping in forests with severe and/or adverse conditions. They also did not require any serious planning and understanding of animal behavior to demonstrate my dedication as a photographer. I simply went to a place where a collection of these fine creatures have been put together, waited for the pose and clicked. This place is called a ZOO! :)

Meller's Giant Chameleon
Meller's Giant One Horned Chameleon are the largest species of chameleons from the African mainland. The basic coloration of the creature is a deep forest green with white stripes, but like many chameleons it can change its color depending on various circumstances. If being fed or handled they might display black and white dots. When basking in the sun, the side of their body towards the sunlight can turn dark green or black, while the rest of the animal stays much lighter .

They also have color patterns associated with stress. Mild excitement or stress is indicated by dark spotting overlaying the reptile's normal color. These dark green spots turn to black mottling as the chameleon gets more upset. Severe stress turns the chameleon first charcoal gray, followed by pure white adorned with yellow stripes. A sick Meller's Chameleon may be mottled with brown, gray, pink, or white

comments (12)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 Jun 2010, 00:33
Nice!

Reptiles are beautiful critters, and you are showing this, SAVO.
SAVO: Thank you Ray
He has the basic green color, Savo, but the stripes appear to be yellow, not white. Would that indicate that he may be more than a little annoyed with the Photographer?
SAVO: I wondered about that you know....hmmm :p
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Jun 2010, 06:22
Just think what it would be like if WE turned different colors and patterns based on what we were feeling at any given moment, SAVO. And if we saw each other like that at work or on the street...my, oh my! smile I love the POV here. Well done.
SAVO: That would be giving too much away I think. As 'higher' animals we have a bit more control I think, lol. Cheers Ginnie
Wonderfully weird
SAVO: Haha I agree
Very nicely captured Savo. I love these animals and used to play with them in my childhood in Madagascar.
SAVO: Thats interesting. I have never been to Madagascar. You may find my image for friday interesting then smile
  • Nadiuska
  • United States
  • 23 Jun 2010, 09:15
he's giving you a look here..haha...
I'm trying to figure out what mood he's in ATM..
I was thinking the same as Ginnie..I would hate if people would always now what kind of mood I was in.....

love this shot..his expression is funny to me!
SAVO: He does seem angry doesnt he. I am glad we have the option not to put all our cards on the table smile
He's posing beautifully and looks like he's puckering up for a kiss. LOL
SAVO: Haha that would be an expensive one....lol
He knows you are there, great shot and detail Savo smile
SAVO: Thank you kindly Linda
terrific capture! looks like a fun guy smile
SAVO: He seemed to be enjoying himself while I was shooting
They are fantastic creatures..Good one Savo.
SAVO: I agree Ron. Thank you
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 23 Jun 2010, 20:19
You should stick a fly to your lens and shoot the moment the chameleon does smile
SAVO: Thats a fab idea. Not sure if the zoo keepers would have let me though...lol
  • Nadiuska
  • United States
  • 23 Jun 2010, 23:22
forgot to mention the details are amazing!
SAVO: Thank you kindly Nadiuska

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