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Bonita noche en el lugar perfecto.
Silhouettes on the rock
Mantle abstract
Fann mountains, Tajikistan
Elemental Elephant
Ray of light
Sunrise on a Kulikalon lake, Tajikistan
Mantle in fall
Snow covered leaves
Hosta in fall
Beneath the Magnolia
The Chameleon and the Cricket
Hens and
Dead Flower
Fire and Ice
Corrugated
Morning Glory
Cornelia
City park tree 3
Rays of Hope
Hurricane Ridge
Duke's Birthday Swim
City park tree 1
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
The Chameleon and the Cricket

Chameleons eat like no other animal in the world. Watching the process is both giddily exciting and unbelievably tense - and what makes it even better is that a chameleon is so small, one could miss such a sight in the wild easily. When I saw the tongue of this chameleon shoot out to snatch that cricket, it was akin to seeing my first lightning bolt: a beautiful, incredible moment that only nature could provide. One of many miracles I witnessed during my time as a wildlife photography volunteer in South Africa.

TAGS: Reptile, South Africa

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Hopewell Junction, New York, United States of America
Member since 2018
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© Peter Carellini.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2018
Filed Under: Natural World
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Nov. 21, 2018, 11:25 a.m.
Camera Make: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-6300
Focal Length: 50mm
Shutter Speed: 1/4000
Aperture: f3.5
ISO: ISO800
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