Jackson Chameleon


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Photo of my son taking a photo of a Jackson Chameleon. He was using a Sony, but I was using a Pentax!!!!!!😄 This one belongs to a friend of mine on Maui, HI. I'm holding the chameleon and taking the photo at the same time!

Jackson's chameleon was first described by Belgian-British zoologist George Albert Boulenger in 1896. When researching it goes by Jackson, Jacksons or Jackson's Chameleon.

Its generic name (trioceros) is derived from the Greek τρί- (tri-) meaning "three" and κέρας (kéras) meaning "horns". This is in reference to the three horns found on the heads of males. Its specific name is a Latinized form of English explorer and ornithologist Frederick John Jackson's last name.

Chameleons in general are amazing creatures. They have independently focusing eyes that allow them to see 360 degrees. Their tongue is 1.5 times the length of its body and has a type of suction cup on the end that allows them to snatch up prey. Individuals are highly territorial and live solitary lives, defending their home turf. Males have three long horns, while females do not. And, of course, as is so well known, chameleons can change the color of their skin if frightened.
02/03/2015 - 18:21Wildwood512
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 02/03/2015 - 18:26

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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 02/03/2015 - 20:32
Never see one of those. What an amazing colour.
Best wishes,

Andrew

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alfpics

Link Posted 02/03/2015 - 22:13
Great photo - and thanks for the info. Is green its normal colour - or the frightened colour
Andy

Wildwood512

Link Posted 03/03/2015 - 05:19
alfpics wrote:
Great photo - and thanks for the info. Is green its normal colour - or the frightened colour

Haha Andy.....good question Andy. Here's what I found out.
Jackson Chameleons are capable of remarkable color changes. When resting and calm, Jackson’s chameleons are most commonly some shade of green -- with or without dark, contrasting splotches. However, when they're cold or when they're acting aggressively, Jackson’s chameleons can display bold colors that include black, yellow, teal and blue.
Cheers...Donna 😊

alfpics

Link Posted 03/03/2015 - 08:41
Wildwood512 wrote:
alfpics wrote:
Great photo - and thanks for the info. Is green its normal colour - or the frightened colour

Haha Andy.....good question Andy. Here's what I found out.
Jackson Chameleons are capable of remarkable color changes. When resting and calm, Jackson’s chameleons are most commonly some shade of green -- with or without dark, contrasting splotches. However, when they're cold or when they're acting aggressively, Jackson’s chameleons can display bold colors that include black, yellow, teal and blue.

Thanks for the info - glad to hear you hadn't freaked him out!
Andy
Last Edited by alfpics on 03/03/2015 - 08:42

davidtrout

Link Posted 03/03/2015 - 10:53
' I'm holding the chameleon and taking the photo at the same time!'
Multi tasking - and all in the pursuit of your art. I like it.
David

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nonur

Link Posted 03/03/2015 - 11:54
Great idea, wonderful info and capture. An amazing animal.
Regards,
Nezih

autumnlight

Link Posted 03/03/2015 - 12:47
What amazing little creatures, well done with capturing one handed
Kind regards Maria

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BigMalks

Link Posted 03/03/2015 - 14:50
Lovely little creature, well researched information, so well done and thanks on both the photo and text.

drobbia

Link Posted 04/03/2015 - 08:05
Forethought of champions here- the camera "frames" the creature succinctly and your son has a hand models hands - one of your most original and best of it's unique genre - t
"It's not what you look at that's important, it's what you see" - Thoreau
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