Image of the Day: Conspicuous Camouflage

A male Knysna dwarf chameleon (Bradypodion damaranum) looks mostly green to the human eye, but very different to a chameleon. The bright colors may have evolved as social signs of dominance rather than as camouflage to avoid predation.

The Scientist Staff
Jul 2, 2014

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