The Mount Meru, or dwarf, Jackson's chameleon (Trioceros jacksonii merumontanus) is a relatively small species of arboreal lizard endemic to the Tanzanian volcano located west of Mount Kilimanjaro.
These high-altitude forest dwellers are one of three (currently) recognized subspecies of the Jackson's chameleon-- the other two occurring in Kenya-- and are also the smallest of the three subspecies. Females possess a single rostral horn while the males sport an impressive set of three, annulated horns, which they use, in part, to defend their territory.
Shot with a Canon EOS 7D and a Canon, 100mm f/2.8 macro lens.
Music by Alexandre Desplat.
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