2016 Photo Contest, Nature, Stories, 3rd prize

Chameleon Under Pressure

Photographer

Christian Ziegler

National Geographic

11 November, 2014

Two male panther chameleons, just minutes after fighting over a female. The winner displays his colors and the loser is dark.

Chameleons are an ancient group of lizards, with more than 170 described species, living in habitats that range from rain forests to deserts, and from sub-tropical coastlines to 4,000-meter-high mountains. According to the Species Survival Commission’s Chameleon Specialist Group, over a third of the world’s chameleon species are threatened with extinction.

About the photographer

Christian Ziegler

He is a regular contributor to National Geographic magazine and has been widely published in other magazines such as Geo, Smithsonian, and BBC Wildlife. Christian’s aim is to hig...

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/125
Focal length
100 mm
F-Stop
16
ISO
500

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