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Indian chameleon

Chamaeleo zeylanicus

Description:

Chameleons vary greatly in size and body structure, with maximum total length varying from 3.3 cm (1.3 in.) in Brookesia minima (one of the world's smallest reptiles) to 68.5 cm (27 in.) in the male Furcifer oustaleti.[3] Many have head or facial ornamentation, such as nasal protrusions, or horn-like projections in the case of Chamaeleo jacksonii, or large crests on top of their head, like Chamaeleo calyptratus. Many species are sexually dimorphic, and males are typically much more ornamented than the female chameleons. Chameleons are often sold at pet stores and are not rare to have as household pets.

Notes:

This mother was shifting babies from one to another branch, an amazing experience for me.


1 species ID suggestions

Chamaeleo zeylanicus Chamaeleo zeylanicus

113 Comments (1–25)

Rosa Maria
Rosa Maria 2 months ago

What a pleasant series to stumble upon. Your pictures are stunning and I love your description. I love the photos of the mama chameleon helping her babies cross. That is incredible! :D

Abby Ccga
Abby Ccga 4 months ago

Oh my goodness!! <3

RawrWildie
RawrWildie 5 months ago

Nice pic

snakes are cool
snakes are cool 5 months ago

Wow

HazelMarley
HazelMarley 7 months ago

I agree, the reptile man.

the reptile man
the reptile man 7 months ago

so cute

HazelMarley
HazelMarley 7 months ago

Looks like a whole family!

bg11a8
bg11a8 7 months ago

wonderful shots! all the spottings on your profile are amazing, good job

RiekoS
RiekoS 11 months ago

Wonderful and beautiful series.

Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 11 months ago

What an amazing series of pics. A fantastic and very special sighting!

thebioscout
thebioscout a year ago

Amazing photos! Really funny, too.

Rj
Rj a year ago

superb experience!

Jared_C
Jared_C a year ago

Wow!

JenniferRoge
JenniferRoge a year ago

Cute!!!

injica
injica a year ago

Great spotting! Good job :)

Fantastic pics!

JillBlack
JillBlack a year ago

Great photo series

Telse
Telse a year ago

Wonderful shot!

That it is just amazing and beautiful. I was not part of PN when you got SOTD but it was well deserved, I am just glad to have seen it now, thank you for sharing.

fede1
fede1 a year ago

congrats

Joshua Asel
Joshua Asel a year ago

Freakin awesome.

Deva R Kumar
Deva R Kumar a year ago

Cool spotting and super cool pics :)

geertvd
geertvd a year ago

Very nice ! I like the depth-of-field usage!

Nancy4
Nancy4 a year ago

Cool and cute!!! ( :

bbprevas
bbprevas 2 years ago

fantastic series

Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Lat: 17.37, Long: 78.46

Spotted on Jun 27, 2011
Submitted on Jun 27, 2011

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