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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=1629331210&Signature=2MTfrvV%2FONh6C%2F7aqVYH9dMjW20%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=1629331210&Signature=gTq6PZAFb%2Bne%2Bpzn5y%2FSkmOpWvw%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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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" /></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=1629331210&Signature=tUAhRwao9YCwQtYGCTkG4KjogYI%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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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" /></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=1629331210&Signature=OkerXkt%2F4%2FuKdz0P6AI%2Fm7QvcOQ%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 />
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" /></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=1629331210&Signature=wXtX1C1SCTxHaQCLNOOXzjaxMkU%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 />
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/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=1629331210&Signature=otBD9XWIWa9i8t5jRC01h%2ByrJUg%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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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 Africa,Furcifer balteatus,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Ranomafana National Park,Two-banded chameleon,World" /></a></figure><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 />
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 - 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 />
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 />
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    comments (5)

  1. Unreal details and colors, Ferdy! She is an absolute charmer! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks so much, Lisa! Posted one year ago
  2. Fantastic shot! Wouldn't it be so annoying to have your eyelids fused like that?! But, it works for the chameleon. Posted one year ago, modified one year 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 one year ago
      1. Mind-blowing to think about. Posted one year 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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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