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In Images: Colorful Chameleons Change Colors During Combat

  • Veiled chameleons

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    CREDIT: © Megan Best
  • Vibrant colors

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    CREDIT: © Megan Best
  • Colors in competition

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    CREDIT: © Megan Best
  • Side color vs. head color

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    CREDIT: © Megan Best
  • Warding off competition

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    CREDIT: © Megan Best
  • The hiss

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    CREDIT: Russel Ligon
  • The approach

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    CREDIT: Megan Best
  • "I'm coming for you."

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    CREDIT: Russel Ligon
Veiled chameleons are one of many chameleon species capable of changing colors. But, contrary to the common perception of these animals, their ability to change colors helps more with social interactions than with camouflage.

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