Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Chamaeleo jacksonii xantholophus - Yellow-crested Jackson's Chameleon
Of all the chameleon pictures I shot, I chose that particular picture because it looked like she was Atlas holding up the world. These little lizards have bifurcate feet that look like human hands in a baking mitt! They generally move at an incredibly slow pace, painstakingly taking each step. However, to my viewing amazement, she suddenly lunged half-way off of a branch and with a flick of her tongue, caught a bug that was flying by, seemingly all in a fraction of second! You would not have thought such speed possible.
Should you find yourself in the position of Atlas, please take a little time out for enjoyment tonight. From our house to yours, have a happy new year full of good health and prosperity.