I have always been fascinated by the color changing reptile, the chameleon.
Here is my Water Painting of the vibrant lizard that I was busy making today 🙂
Yes, that’s a flute he’s hanging onto…
because branches are too mainstream…heh
Chameleons belong to the lizard family and they are perhaps the most interesting of all their relatives. There are over 160 different species of chameleon and 59 of these are found in Madagascar. They have a lifespan of approximately 5-10 years, varying from specie to specie.
Most chameleons can change color from green to brown, but some appear to be in complete festive mode, having the ability to display a wide range of vibrant hues. Many believe that the purpose for these varying shades is simply camouflage and blending in with the surroundings, but that isn’t necessarily the case all the time. The colorations are also related to or dependent on their mood and other situations such as when socializing.
The way they see it
These funky lizards have a 360 degree arc of vision, all thanks to their uniquely designed eyes that can rotate independently. They have excellent eye sight and can see in both visible and ultraviolet light
These fellows have long and powerful tongues, they can be 1.5-2 times their body length. A muscle at the tip of their tongue acts as a suction cup which helps in snatching prey.
Below is the reference photo I used for my painting-
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