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Chamaeleo namaquensis Smith, 1831

English: A Namaqua chameleon in threat display, Namib desert, Namibia. The chameleon was in the middle of a highway C14 and was approached to be moved off the road. The chameleon then changed its color to black and displayed its brightly colored mouth as a threat display.
Français : Un Chamaeleo namaquensis en posture menaçante, dans le désert du Namib, en Namibie. Ce caméléon était au milieu de la route C14 et nous nous en sommes approchés pour l'en retirer. Il a alors changé de couleur pour le noir et montre sa gueule aux couleurs vives comme posture menaçante.
Deutsch: Drohgebärde eines Namaqua-Chamäleons (Chamaeleo namaquensis) in der Namib.
Polski: Kameleon z gatunku Chamaeleo namaquensis w pozycji obronnej na pustyni Namib w Namibii. Kameleon znajdował się na środku drogi C14 i gdy zbliżono się do niego, aby go z niej usunąć, kameleon zmienił swój kolor na czarny i pokazał jasno ubarwioną paszczę.
Place of discovery
English: Namib desert, Hardap Region, Namibia.
Français : Désert du Namib, région de Hardap, en Namibie.
Polski: Pustynia Namib, region Hardap, Namibia
Photographer Yathin S Krishnappa
Source Own work
Camera location24° 16′ 18.87″ S, 16° 36′ 22.66″ E Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap.View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap - Google Earthinfo
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English: The threat display of a Namaqua Chameleon (Chamaeleo namaquensis) in the Namib desert.

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