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Mug shot of Panther Chameleon near Marojejy, Madagascar Showcasing the independence in the two eyes.  Africa,Furcifer pardalis,Geotagged,Madagascar,Madagascar North,Marojejy,Panther chameleon,Spring,World Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. WOW.. I have to put Madagascar on my Travel-list.. What an amazing animal. Thanks for sharing. Posted 4 years ago
    1. Yes, you MUST :) 90% endemics, no matter the category of wildlife you pick. Posted 4 years ago
  2. From today's Facebook post:

    The most distinctive feature of the Panther Chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) is their eyes! Their conical eyes swivel like miniature gun turrets! Their upper and lower eyelids are fused together, with only a tiny pinhole large enough for the pupil to see through. And, yet, they have excellent vision. Their eyes can rotate independently of each other so that each eye can focus on different objects simultaneously. This amazing ability gives them a 360-degree arc of vision while being able to sit still and remain camouflaged—a great skill for a predator to have! When prey is located, their eyes work together to focus in the same direction, which gives sharp, stereoscopic vision and fantastic depth perception. Amazing! And, they are certain to be the envy of the other reptiles in the neighborhood! {Spotted in Madagascar by JungleDragon founder, Ferdy Christant} #JungleDragon

    Posted one year ago
    1. Cool post, thanks! Posted one year ago
      1. You're welcome! Posted one year ago

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The Panther Chameleon is a species of chameleon. It lives in the eastern and northern parts of Madagascar in a tropical forest biome. Additionally, it has been introduced to RĂ©union and Mauritius.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Mar 15, 2016. Captured Oct 10, 2015 13:07 in 3B, Madagascar.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/5.0
  • 1/400s
  • ISO1100
  • 105mm