Tongue Action

PhotographerJannico Kelk
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryBrisbane, Australia
Photo Date19-12-2016
Technical InfoISO 400, f10, Shutter 1/200
Entry Description

To capture the moment an O'Shaughnessy's Chameleon (Calumma oshaughnessyi) was feeding using his retractable tongue in the rain forests of Madagascar took hours, finding an extremely camouflaged creature in a sea of green leaves that let me watch him until he fed. By lowering the flash power for a faster recharge the DSLR was able to shoot on burst mode, creating a evenly lit photo that froze this unique behaviour in time.