Photo of the Day

July 30, 2018

Colorful Close-Up

A pet chameleon's close-up reveals the bright colors of its scaly skin. The common assumption that chameleons change color to blend into their surroundings isn't the whole story: The reptiles' showy skin also communicates information to its potential enemies or mates. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Raul Mcm, National Geographic Your Shot

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