A photographic guide to the Chameleon of South Africa.

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A photographic guide to the Chameleon of South Africa.

Postby Tyrone Ping » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:27 pm

Finally after tens of thousands of kilometres trekking across Southern Africa, more than 5 years, hours of research, countless emails, terrible weather (one snowed in weekend), endless battery charges and 100's of failed photographs.

I've finally tracked down and photographed all of the formally described species of chameleons in Southern Africa. The entire story is now live and you can read it below!

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Please read the story and in-depth species description here:
http://www.tyroneping.co.za/chameleons-of-south-africa/
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Re: A photographic guide to the Chameleon of South Africa.

Postby Mario Schweiger » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:45 am

a really great work you have done here!
Gratulations :idea:
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Re: A photographic guide to the Chameleon of South Africa.

Postby Ilian Velikov » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:22 am

Amazing job, Tyrone!
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Re: A photographic guide to the Chameleon of South Africa.

Postby Tyrone Ping » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:56 am

Ilian Velikov wrote:Amazing job, Tyrone!


Thank you Ilian!
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Re: A photographic guide to the Chameleon of South Africa.

Postby Tyrone Ping » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:57 am

Mario Schweiger wrote:a really great work you have done here!
Gratulations :idea:


Thank you Mario - much appreciated!
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Re: A photographic guide to the Chameleon of South Africa.

Postby Daniel Kane » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:52 pm

One word - awesome!

It's great to see such dedication to a particular group of animals - amazing chameleons or not. Brilliant work on your part to put all this together, and I hope to see more of this kind of effort from members of the herp community in the future!
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Re: A photographic guide to the Chameleon of South Africa.

Postby Laura Bok » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:08 pm

Amazing achievement Tyrone, congratulations!

I loved reading about your mission - the story is very entertaining, the photos are great, and the whole endeavor a bit crazy from the beginning - in other words, the opposite of boring. It put a smile on my face to see how much time, sweat, money and effort you put into this, and the great thing is - I am sure you don´t regret any of it. This world needs more people with a passion :D

The only thing I can´t believe is that many people asked you: "Why chameleons, what is the appeal?" Really? You were making that up, no? If not, you seriously need to refurbish your social contacts ;).
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Re: A photographic guide to the Chameleon of South Africa.

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:01 pm

Outstanding achievement and narrative, thanks a lot!
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Re: A photographic guide to the Chameleon of South Africa.

Postby Tyrone Ping » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:03 am

Daniel Kane wrote:One word - awesome!

It's great to see such dedication to a particular group of animals - amazing chameleons or not. Brilliant work on your part to put all this together, and I hope to see more of this kind of effort from members of the herp community in the future!


Cheers for the kind words Daniel!
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Re: A photographic guide to the Chameleon of South Africa.

Postby Tyrone Ping » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:05 am

Laura Bok wrote:Amazing achievement Tyrone, congratulations!

I loved reading about your mission - the story is very entertaining, the photos are great, and the whole endeavor a bit crazy from the beginning - in other words, the opposite of boring. It put a smile on my face to see how much time, sweat, money and effort you put into this, and the great thing is - I am sure you don´t regret any of it. This world needs more people with a passion :D

The only thing I can´t believe is that many people asked you: "Why chameleons, what is the appeal?" Really? You were making that up, no? If not, you seriously need to refurbish your social contacts ;).


Thank you Laura, it was a crazy ride the whole time when out looking for these animals. People often ask why chameleons and not the certain genus of snakes or frogs.

Truth is the chameleons are greatly under photographed, referenced and appreciated in Southern Africa. Sure the common ones are well known but the others are lacking, before I started this project there was a single image of one of the species that appeared on a google search! Crazy I mean it's 2018!
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