21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Brown Leaf Chameleon

Brookesia is a genus of chameleons endemic to Madagascar. They range from small to very small in size, and are known collectively as leaf chameleons as well as dwarf chameleons. This tiny creature, which is a little over an inch in length was clinging to a small plant on the forest floor. They are nocturnal so as found many interesting species of these small chameleons wandering in the forest at night.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Madagascar
Camera: ILCE-7RM4
Copyright: © Beverly Houwing