Photo of the Day

a chameleon snaring an insect with its tongue
August 16, 2015

Tongue Lashing

An insect succumbs to a foraging Calumma chameleon, whose extremely sharp vision allows it to project its long tongue with pinpoint accuracy. A recently released IUCN Red List assessment of chameleons ranked at least half the species as threatened or near threatened.

See more pictures from the September 2015 feature story “The Colorful Language of Chameleons.”

Photograph by Christian Ziegler
Create a free account to continue and get unlimited access to hundreds of Nat Geo articles, plus newsletters.

Go Further

Subscriber Exclusive Content

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history

Create your free account to continue reading

No credit card required. Unlimited access to free content.
Or get a Premium Subscription to access the best of Nat Geo - just $19