Panther chameleon, I’m looking at you

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Or maybe its the other way around. Normally I don’t like to post the same subject so soon after, but our panther chameleon, Savannah, finally let me get within reach to photograph her with my macro adapter on. Looking at this, her skin appears jeweled and set better than any precious stonesetter could dream of doing. Makes me realize that only when we get this close to something do we see the beauty in the details. Now if my Gila would let me get a photo like this…

Mojave eyes

Mojave eyes

They all said this was the one to get me. This mojave rattlesnake (Crotalus scutulatus) was one of the snakes in my collection for the longest time and despite being an aggressive specimen, I kept this rattlesnake simply because of its character. As it thankfully turns out, this was not the one to get me.