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Chameleon Tongue Attack in Slow Motion – Earth Unplugged

Chameleons are fascinating creatures for so many reasons: Their eye sight provides them with 360 degree vision, they can change color based on their moods and social needs, and their tongues are fast and powerful for catching unsuspecting prey.

Watch as Sam and Si get high speed footage of a panther chameleon‘s tongue in action in this episode of Earth Unplugged.

…And about that 360 degree vision thing: It seems that you really can’t sneak up on one of these creatures thanks to the two independent conical turrets that their eyeballs are mounted on. Here’s a close up of chameleon eye movement from behind:

In the archives: More chameleons, more slow motion, and more videos from Earth Unplugged.

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