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Chamaeleo hoehnelii

Chamaeleo hoehnelii
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Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon EOS 10D, Canon EF 24-105 mm F4L IS USM
Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Chameleons, Reptiles - Chameleons 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-29 12:02
Viewed: 10718
Points: 14
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Thanks to the identification of Paul (AnimalExplorer)

Chamaeleo is a genus of lizard found in tropical Africa and Asia. They are slow moving, arboreal, with independently movable eyes, the ability to change skin colouration, long tongue, prehensile tail and special leg adaptations for grasping vegetation.

Chamaeleo hoehnelli is the scientific name for the Von Hohnel's Chameleon which is found in Uganda and Kenya.
The Von Hohnel's, Helmeted or High-casqued Chameleon is small to medium in size growing up to 10 inches in total length. Coloration is highly variable across their range. During morning hours, this chameleon may be seen basking in the sunlight almost completely black in color in order to capture heat energy from the sunlight. This species has a single horn on the rostrum. Males are typically larger then females with a larger casque, horn and enlarged tail base.

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This photo is taken in Thompson Falls, in Kenya.

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Hi Ferran,
Helmeted Chameleon (Chamaeleo hoehnelii), and a very nice side profile shot. :)

Hola Ferrán.
Una verdadera maravilla.
Las arrugas y pliegues de la piel se ven de manera estupenda.
Bellos colores.
Saludos, JL.

Hello Ferran,
A lovely and wonderful capture of this nize chamaleon friend!


Beautiful chameleon you photographed in Kenya, Ferran.
Well done

This one is even better Ferran, good colour contrast and sharp drawing of details. TFS

Preciós document Farran, que vulguis o no, si ets Catalŕ et fa pnsar en Gaudí ejje. Bon enquadrament i textures.
Salutacions: Josep Ignasi.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-01-23 4:27]

Hi Ferran,
a beautiful and well composed shot of this unique creature. The colours are wonderful and such a great pose to be shared.
Nice clarity all over , making it well noticed.


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