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Two-banded chameleon - head, Ranomafana, Madagascar The stunning female of the Two-banded chameleon, also known as the Rainforest chameleon. Endemic to Madagascar and threatened as it has a small distribution. They are often green yet known to be variable in color, and this is quite a vibrant morph. The male has horn-like appendages, which is an easy way to tell the sexes apart.<br />
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This one was found by the hotel&#039;s porter before we started on our hike. He balanced it on a stick for some photos, after which it was put back in the tree it came from. <br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83818/two-banded_chameleon_-_eye_closeup_ranomafana_madagascar.html" title="Two-banded chameleon - eye closeup, Ranomafana, Madagascar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/83818_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1587600010&Signature=HHXNN3hRucEbAQz%2F9G0vOJoFdfw%3D" width="200" height="200" alt="Two-banded chameleon - eye closeup, Ranomafana, Madagascar The stunning female of the Two-banded chameleon, also known as the Rainforest chameleon. Endemic to Madagascar and threatened as it has a small distribution. They are often green yet known to be variable in color, and this is quite a vibrant morph. The male has horn-like appendages, which is an easy way to tell the sexes apart.<br />
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This one was found by the hotel&#039;s porter before we started on our hike. He balanced it on a stick for some photos, after which it was put back in the tree it came from. <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83819/two-banded_chameleon_-_frontal_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
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 Africa,Furcifer balteatus,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Ranomafana National Park,Two-banded chameleon,World" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83819/two-banded_chameleon_-_frontal_ranomafana_madagascar.html" title="Two-banded chameleon - frontal, Ranomafana, Madagascar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/83819_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1587600010&Signature=HPnEyCVw8nju8katyjUtZF8k%2BEI%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="Two-banded chameleon - frontal, Ranomafana, Madagascar The stunning female of the Two-banded chameleon, also known as the Rainforest chameleon. Endemic to Madagascar and threatened as it has a small distribution. They are often green yet known to be variable in color, and this is quite a vibrant morph. The male has horn-like appendages, which is an easy way to tell the sexes apart.<br />
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This one was found by the hotel&#039;s porter before we started on our hike. He balanced it on a stick for some photos, after which it was put back in the tree it came from. <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83818/two-banded_chameleon_-_eye_closeup_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83820/two-banded_chameleon_-_full_body_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
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 Africa,Furcifer balteatus,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Ranomafana National Park,Two-banded chameleon,World" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83820/two-banded_chameleon_-_full_body_ranomafana_madagascar.html" title="Two-banded chameleon - full body, Ranomafana, Madagascar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/83820_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1587600010&Signature=%2Fl1naxuOa8QiCXP6sFgPSJR3A7c%3D" width="200" height="160" alt="Two-banded chameleon - full body, Ranomafana, Madagascar The stunning female of the Two-banded chameleon, also known as the Rainforest chameleon. Endemic to Madagascar and threatened as it has a small distribution. They are often green yet known to be variable in color, and this is quite a vibrant morph. The male has horn-like appendages, which is an easy way to tell the sexes apart.<br />
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This one was found by the hotel&#039;s porter before we started on our hike. He balanced it on a stick for some photos, after which it was put back in the tree it came from. <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83818/two-banded_chameleon_-_eye_closeup_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83819/two-banded_chameleon_-_frontal_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
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 Africa,Furcifer balteatus,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Ranomafana National Park,Two-banded chameleon,World" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83822/two-banded_chameleon_-_skin_ranomafana_madagascar.html" title="Two-banded chameleon - skin, Ranomafana, Madagascar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/83822_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1587600010&Signature=aGs8XS961IVC3G08rJZk%2FgGNaXM%3D" width="200" height="144" alt="Two-banded chameleon - skin, Ranomafana, Madagascar The stunning female of the Two-banded chameleon, also known as the Rainforest chameleon. Endemic to Madagascar and threatened as it has a small distribution. They are often green yet known to be variable in color, and this is quite a vibrant morph. The male has horn-like appendages, which is an easy way to tell the sexes apart.<br />
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This one was found by the hotel&#039;s porter before we started on our hike. He balanced it on a stick for some photos, after which it was put back in the tree it came from. <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83818/two-banded_chameleon_-_eye_closeup_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83819/two-banded_chameleon_-_frontal_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83820/two-banded_chameleon_-_full_body_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83824/two-banded_chameleon_-_tail_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
 Africa,Furcifer balteatus,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Ranomafana National Park,Two-banded chameleon,World" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83823/two-banded_chameleon_-_pose_ranomafana_madagascar.html" title="Two-banded chameleon - pose, Ranomafana, Madagascar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/83823_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1587600010&Signature=Fc8WiH8Hh6tqfdDFBL%2BEvPtR2tE%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="Two-banded chameleon - pose, Ranomafana, Madagascar The stunning female of the Two-banded chameleon, also known as the Rainforest chameleon. Endemic to Madagascar and threatened as it has a small distribution. They are often green yet known to be variable in color, and this is quite a vibrant morph. The male has horn-like appendages, which is an easy way to tell the sexes apart.<br />
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This one was found by the hotel&#039;s porter before we started on our hike. He balanced it on a stick for some photos, after which it was put back in the tree it came from. <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83818/two-banded_chameleon_-_eye_closeup_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83819/two-banded_chameleon_-_frontal_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
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 Africa,Furcifer balteatus,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Ranomafana National Park,Two-banded chameleon,World" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83824/two-banded_chameleon_-_tail_ranomafana_madagascar.html" title="Two-banded chameleon - tail, Ranomafana, Madagascar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/83824_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1587600010&Signature=G48PxFxZCTzJ0b7oUEx84Eq00SM%3D" width="200" height="176" alt="Two-banded chameleon - tail, Ranomafana, Madagascar The stunning female of the Two-banded chameleon, also known as the Rainforest chameleon. Endemic to Madagascar and threatened as it has a small distribution. They are often green yet known to be variable in color, and this is quite a vibrant morph. The male has horn-like appendages, which is an easy way to tell the sexes apart.<br />
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This one was found by the hotel&#039;s porter before we started on our hike. He balanced it on a stick for some photos, after which it was put back in the tree it came from. <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83818/two-banded_chameleon_-_eye_closeup_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83819/two-banded_chameleon_-_frontal_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
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Two-banded chameleon - head, Ranomafana, Madagascar

The stunning female of the Two-banded chameleon, also known as the Rainforest chameleon. Endemic to Madagascar and threatened as it has a small distribution. They are often green yet known to be variable in color, and this is quite a vibrant morph. The male has horn-like appendages, which is an easy way to tell the sexes apart.

This one was found by the hotel's porter before we started on our hike. He balanced it on a stick for some photos, after which it was put back in the tree it came from.

Two-banded chameleon - eye closeup, Ranomafana, Madagascar The stunning female of the Two-banded chameleon, also known as the Rainforest chameleon. Endemic to Madagascar and threatened as it has a small distribution. They are often green yet known to be variable in color, and this is quite a vibrant morph. The male has horn-like appendages, which is an easy way to tell the sexes apart.<br />
<br />
This one was found by the hotel's porter before we started on our hike. He balanced it on a stick for some photos, after which it was put back in the tree it came from. <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83819/two-banded_chameleon_-_frontal_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83820/two-banded_chameleon_-_full_body_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83821/two-banded_chameleon_-_head_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83823/two-banded_chameleon_-_pose_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83824/two-banded_chameleon_-_tail_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
 Africa,Furcifer balteatus,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Ranomafana National Park,Two-banded chameleon,World

Two-banded chameleon - frontal, Ranomafana, Madagascar The stunning female of the Two-banded chameleon, also known as the Rainforest chameleon. Endemic to Madagascar and threatened as it has a small distribution. They are often green yet known to be variable in color, and this is quite a vibrant morph. The male has horn-like appendages, which is an easy way to tell the sexes apart.<br />
<br />
This one was found by the hotel's porter before we started on our hike. He balanced it on a stick for some photos, after which it was put back in the tree it came from. <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83818/two-banded_chameleon_-_eye_closeup_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83820/two-banded_chameleon_-_full_body_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83821/two-banded_chameleon_-_head_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83822/two-banded_chameleon_-_skin_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83823/two-banded_chameleon_-_pose_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83824/two-banded_chameleon_-_tail_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
 Africa,Furcifer balteatus,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Ranomafana National Park,Two-banded chameleon,World

Two-banded chameleon - full body, Ranomafana, Madagascar The stunning female of the Two-banded chameleon, also known as the Rainforest chameleon. Endemic to Madagascar and threatened as it has a small distribution. They are often green yet known to be variable in color, and this is quite a vibrant morph. The male has horn-like appendages, which is an easy way to tell the sexes apart.<br />
<br />
This one was found by the hotel's porter before we started on our hike. He balanced it on a stick for some photos, after which it was put back in the tree it came from. <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83818/two-banded_chameleon_-_eye_closeup_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83819/two-banded_chameleon_-_frontal_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83821/two-banded_chameleon_-_head_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83822/two-banded_chameleon_-_skin_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83823/two-banded_chameleon_-_pose_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83824/two-banded_chameleon_-_tail_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
 Africa,Furcifer balteatus,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Ranomafana National Park,Two-banded chameleon,World

Two-banded chameleon - skin, Ranomafana, Madagascar The stunning female of the Two-banded chameleon, also known as the Rainforest chameleon. Endemic to Madagascar and threatened as it has a small distribution. They are often green yet known to be variable in color, and this is quite a vibrant morph. The male has horn-like appendages, which is an easy way to tell the sexes apart.<br />
<br />
This one was found by the hotel's porter before we started on our hike. He balanced it on a stick for some photos, after which it was put back in the tree it came from. <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83818/two-banded_chameleon_-_eye_closeup_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83819/two-banded_chameleon_-_frontal_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83820/two-banded_chameleon_-_full_body_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83821/two-banded_chameleon_-_head_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83823/two-banded_chameleon_-_pose_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83824/two-banded_chameleon_-_tail_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
 Africa,Furcifer balteatus,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Ranomafana National Park,Two-banded chameleon,World

Two-banded chameleon - pose, Ranomafana, Madagascar The stunning female of the Two-banded chameleon, also known as the Rainforest chameleon. Endemic to Madagascar and threatened as it has a small distribution. They are often green yet known to be variable in color, and this is quite a vibrant morph. The male has horn-like appendages, which is an easy way to tell the sexes apart.<br />
<br />
This one was found by the hotel's porter before we started on our hike. He balanced it on a stick for some photos, after which it was put back in the tree it came from. <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83818/two-banded_chameleon_-_eye_closeup_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83819/two-banded_chameleon_-_frontal_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83820/two-banded_chameleon_-_full_body_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83821/two-banded_chameleon_-_head_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83822/two-banded_chameleon_-_skin_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83824/two-banded_chameleon_-_tail_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
 Africa,Furcifer balteatus,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Ranomafana National Park,Two-banded chameleon,World

Two-banded chameleon - tail, Ranomafana, Madagascar The stunning female of the Two-banded chameleon, also known as the Rainforest chameleon. Endemic to Madagascar and threatened as it has a small distribution. They are often green yet known to be variable in color, and this is quite a vibrant morph. The male has horn-like appendages, which is an easy way to tell the sexes apart.<br />
<br />
This one was found by the hotel's porter before we started on our hike. He balanced it on a stick for some photos, after which it was put back in the tree it came from. <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83818/two-banded_chameleon_-_eye_closeup_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83819/two-banded_chameleon_-_frontal_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83820/two-banded_chameleon_-_full_body_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83822/two-banded_chameleon_-_skin_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
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    comments (5)

  1. Unreal details and colors, Ferdy! She is an absolute charmer! Posted 6 months ago
    1. Thanks so much, Lisa! Posted 6 months ago
  2. Fantastic shot! Wouldn't it be so annoying to have your eyelids fused like that?! But, it works for the chameleon. Posted 6 months ago, modified 6 months ago
    1. Can't say. I'm just trying to imagine what 360 degree vision looks like with two independent "lenzes". What projection/image does this create in the brain? A single one? Two? Posted 6 months ago
      1. Mind-blowing to think about. Posted 6 months ago

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''Furcifer balteatus'', also known as the two-banded chameleon or the rainforest chameleon, is a species of chameleon that is endemic to Madagascar. It was described by André Marie Constant Duméril and Gabriel Bibron in 1851.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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Uploaded Sep 1, 2019. Captured Jul 13, 2019 09:26.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/11.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO280
  • 105mm