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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

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