Panther chameleon head

Panther chameleon head

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Credit: PHILIPPE PSAILA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Panther chameleon. Close up of a panther chameleon's (Furcifer pardalis) head, showing one of its large eyes. Chameleons have very good eye sight for reptiles. Their eyes can rotate and focus separately giving a full 360-degree arc of vision around their body. Both eyes can be focused in the same direction, and the eyelids are fused forming a small hole just large enough for the pupil to see through. This gives sharp stereoscopic vision and depth perception, letting chameleons see small insects from a long (5-10 centimetre) distance. Photographed in the Montagne des Francais Reserve, Madagascar.

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