12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
No chance for the prey

This Panther Chameleon launches his very long toungue (sometimes longer than their own body length) in one of the fastest attacks on earth at around 26 body lengths per second (the tongue hits the prey in about 0.0030 sec). I have been able to completely freeze the tongue in other shots, but wanted to give this capture the "action/motion" sensation. This is from my latest Madagascar October 2014 trip.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Small reserve in Marozevo., Madagascar
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Nicolas Reusens