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photo contest slideshow
Passengers
Dusk in Westport
Fall flower in winter weather
a small owlet after a surgical operation
LED X'mas tree
Traveling around the city
A Black-tailed godwit in winter plumage
Man in the shadows
A Glimpse of Ireland's Holy Mountain
Untitled
The Cliffs of Moher in Ireland
Undisguised Lovemaking
Leaves Above
imi
Shepherd of Kolkata
Dress Shop
Light Shine
Tranquility.
The Road I’m On - sunset over college campus
Rekindled Parting
MOSCOW
There Goes the Sun
Sunrise over Minsmere, Suffolk, UK
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Undisguised Lovemaking

Undisguised Lovemaking I was lucky to observe this monogamous twosome of Chameleons for about five hours and to take number of images in different postures with varying movements of their bodies. Though the male partner was small in size, it had an amiable and artistic temperament, being more colourful and much more ornamental than the female. The variability of his appealing, hidden colours attracted the female. They moved on to many different types of displays during the mating ritual, lying entwined on this captivating, spiky creeper which was at a height corresponding with my eye level. Their strong barely controlled feeling with the synchronous eager of embracement and love bites strengthened the pair bond. This seductive, refreshing image was taken in their lovable climax. The spellbinding zygodactylous feets, prehensile tail, swaying gait persuaded me to capture more images in different frames. The passion of distinctive old world lizards, Chamaeleo zeylanicus.

TAGS: Sri Lanka

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Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
Member since 2018
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© Isuru Dayananda.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 10.2017
Total Views: 11
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 22, 2018, 10:21 a.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Focal Length: 400mm
Shutter Speed: 1/500
Aperture: f5
ISO: ISO800
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PHOTO LOCATION Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka