Rwenzori Chameleon (Johnston’s Chameleon): Mghinga National Park, Uganda, August 2022 — This rather large and rather amazing chameleon was there to greet us right outside the ranger station at Mghinga. I would say this one is at the upper range the likely length for species. The more common three-horned chameleon is the Jackson’s, which is found throughout most of East Africa (expect Uganda, Rwanda, and Bhrundi) and is problematically invasive in Hawaii, Florida, and California. The Rwenzori or Johnston’s Chameleon is endemic to the higher altitudes of the Albertine Rift, and is apparently somewhat of a tourist attraction. We were blessed to see this one as easily as we did. Sony RX10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 125 @ f4 @ 1/500th.
Scarlet Macaws: Playa Blanco, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica, December 2022 — One last set of Scarlet Macaws before we leave Playa Blanca and the beach behind. This bird was in a tree on the ocean side of the road, right on the beach, and more exposed to the winds off the water. More light, not necessarily better light. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Pro and Apple Photos. ISO 100 @ f4 @ 1/500th. Plus .3EV for the backlight.