By Shannon Lane @shannonroselane
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Known for their unique characteristics, a chameleon can reach its prey within 0.07 seconds by projecting their tongue more than twice their body length.
The sticky tip of the tongue then attaches to the doomed insect, and recoils back into the chameleon’s hungry mouth.
This smug chameleon was caught on camera by wildlife photographer Yulia Sundukova in November 2016.
She said: "I spent about 10 days in Madagascar, Andasibe area, and was trying to catch chameleons hiding, eating, fighting and resting.”
Madagascar is home to approximately half of the world’s 202 species of chameleon, making it the ideal location to spot the peculiar lizard, providing they’re not camouflaged.
Not only do chameleons have specialised tongues, but their independently mobile eyes give them stereoscopic vision; the ability to perceive depth and perfect coordination to strike at prey.
The Russian photographer said: "I like how they look while catching a food, how they smile and than look very cruel, licking their lips, and than smile again, like nothing happened just a second ago!”