Saturday, September 10, 2011

Turning green

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See all the bumpy details by enlarging the photos.

So funny.
This chameleon was lying lengthwise, right on top of the popsicle wrapper.
He had turned so green as to be almost invisible.

Well, yeah, after a long hot dry summer, paper is the only green thing you can find on the ground in the woods.


While I got the camera out, he walked away ever so slowly, but turning brown quickly.
The chameleon looked stiff as a board.
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You don't see them much around here, maybe just because they are so well camouflaged.
Here is one climbing straight up a green bush, and here is one getting eaten by Lara the cat.
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For Camera Critters meme.

11 comments:

Spiderdama said...

So exciting! We do not have them here you know.. I took a video of one of them at Naot Farm. Should have thought I was afraid of them, but no, they are my best friends.

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

Rather amazing critters! It seems so mysterious, their ability to change color to match their surroundings. Someday I'd love to see one do that with my very own eyes!

Kay L. Davies said...

Good shots of the brown camouflage.
I looked at the one in the green bush, decided to leave Lara's lunch unseen.
Chameleons are amazing, aren't they?
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

VP said...

I have never seen a real chameleon, but I know many human ones. Interesting beast, a precious catch for a photographer...

Cheryl said...

I love seeing chameleons. You have good eyes. Nice capture.

DawnTreader said...

At first I couldn't see "anything" in that first photo, just a lot of sticks on the ground! ;)

eileeninmd said...

Your critter does blend in well, Great sighting of the chameleon. I hope you have a great Sunday!

Birdman said...

Amazing what nature can do.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

He is a master of camouflage :)
Nice photos.

Regards and best wishes

Kay said...

We have chameleons here in Hawaii too but they really look different from yours. Sorry, I haven't been able to visit. It's been crazy over at our house.

Nothing more exciting than having unplanned for week-long guests after returning from a two-week long “vacation.”

We're looking forward to our lives returning to some normalcy in about a week. Then we'll be planning for our trip to Chicago. Yikes!

spacedlaw said...

Cute critter!