|Male Jackson’s Chameleon – he actually has 3 horns but they don’t all show here|
Remember my earlier post about the Jackson’s Chameleon? The day we were looking, our friend Lyle spied a female (and that was great). But, I also really wanted to get a photo of a male, but it didn’t look promising. Then, on our way down Haleakala, Don said – do you want to go up to Kula (where we usually see them) and check to see if we can find one? We were already past the turnoff and I said – naww, I don’t think so – but after a minute we both decided it was worth a try so we turned around (had to go quite a way to find a safe turnaround) and lo and behold there was one there! I spied him way up high in the tree so I had to use my telephoto lens to capture these photos. He was very nervous and his eyes kept turning around and up and down – so funny. I took 50 photos and left him to enjoy the rest of his afternoon in peace.
And here’s Jack (ie) if you want to see the female again.