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Pygmy Chameleon Photos


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#1    MoorWalks

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:54 AM

As the sun went down over the southernmost extension of the Great African Rift Valley, Harvard University entomologist and renowned wildlife photographer Piotr Naskrecki began hiking up Mozambique’s Mount Gorongosa. Lured by the chorus of katydids, Naskrecki left the group of biologists he had traveled to Africa with behind and followed the sounds of the cryptic insects into the unknown alone. With his headlamp on and three days worth of supplies stuffed into his backpack, he began his search for the small insects in the forest ahead. But what he found was not what he set out to see…

At the edge of the rainforest near the top of the 6,112-foot mountain, Naskrecki spotted an animal whose shape seemed both unexpected and oddly familiar. Recalling the event Naskrecki said, “it took my brain a second to pull together disparate threads of superficial knowledge and then… Sweet Merciful Jeebus, this is the Gorongosa pygmy chameleon!”

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 11:16 AM

That is one ugly critter.  If i was a chameleon I'd at least attempt to make myself handsome.  (only saying)





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