ALEX HYDE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ALEX HYDE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Juvenile Labord's chameleon (Furcifer labordi). This species has the shortest observed lifespan of any known tetrapod. It hatches at the start of Madagascar's rainy season (October/November) and grows rapidly, reaching maturity by January, when it breeds. The female will lay her eggs by early March, at which point the entire population dies out. Photographed in Kirindy forest, Madagascar, in October.
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