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Indian chameleon

Chamaeleo zeylanicus


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.


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

1 species ID suggestions

Chamaeleo zeylanicus Chamaeleo zeylanicus

114 Comments (1–25)

katelew02 6 months ago


MehmetKaraca 8 months ago

süper :)

Rosa Maria
Rosa Maria 11 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 a year ago

Oh my goodness!! <3

ILoveAnimals a year ago

Nice pic

snakes are cool
snakes are cool a year ago


HazelMarley a year ago

I agree, the reptile man.

the reptile man
the reptile man a year ago

so cute

HazelMarley a year ago

Looks like a whole family!

bg11a8 a year ago

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

RiekoS a year ago

Wonderful and beautiful series.

Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim a year ago

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

thebioscout a year ago

Amazing photos! Really funny, too.

Rj a year ago

superb experience!

Jared_C a year ago


JenniferRoge a year ago


injica 2 years ago

Great spotting! Good job :)

Fantastic pics!

JillBlack 2 years ago

Great photo series

Telse 2 years 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 2 years ago


Joshua Asel
Joshua Asel 2 years ago

Freakin awesome.

Deva R Kumar
Deva R Kumar 2 years ago

Cool spotting and super cool pics :)

geertvd 2 years ago

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

Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Lat: 17.37, Long: 78.46

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

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