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Malagasy Giant Chameleon, Kirindy Reserve, Madagascar A bit of an odd angle as this species was high up. This species is widespread in Madagascar and competes with the Parson's chameleon for being the largest chameleon, depending on what you define "largest" as.  Africa,Furcifer oustaleti,Kirindy Reserve,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Malagasy Giant Chameleon,World Click/tap to enlarge

Malagasy Giant Chameleon, Kirindy Reserve, Madagascar

A bit of an odd angle as this species was high up. This species is widespread in Madagascar and competes with the Parson's chameleon for being the largest chameleon, depending on what you define "largest" as.

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  1. Nice! Chameleons are one of my favorite creatures. Their eyes are just so awesome <3. Posted 11 days ago
    1. Love them too! What surprises me most is how incredibly difficult they are to identify for somebody new to it. They seem to wildly vary in shape, size and color based on age, sex, etc. You'd think they look so explicit that it must be easy but I very often need to check with an expert.

      Anyway, no shortage of chameleons in this year's set :)
      Posted 11 days ago
      1. Yay, can't wait to see what you've found :) Posted 10 days ago

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The Oustalet's or Malagasy Giant Chameleon is a very large species of chameleon that is endemic to Madagascar, but also has been introduced near Nairobi in Kenya . It occurs in a wide range of habitats, even among degraded vegetation within villages, but is relatively rare in primary forest. With a maximum length of 68.5 cm , it is often considered the largest species of chameleon, though some suggest that prize goes to ''Calumma parsonii''. The diet of this chameleon includes, but is not limited.. more

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Uploaded Aug 12, 2019. Captured Jul 9, 2019 10:08.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/5.6
  • 1/200s
  • ISO320
  • 400mm