Green Anoles, also known as American chameleons, are fascinating lizards that are known for their climbing abilities. They are native to the southeastern United States and can often be found in gardens and parks, where they can be seen scurrying up trees and bushes in pursuit of their next meal.

Here is another Green Anole I photographed in a tree and it blends better with the leaves: Green Anole In A Tree

Green Anole Climbing On Leaves
Green Anole Climbing On Leaves

One of the most remarkable things about Green Anoles is their incredible grip. They have sharp claws that allow them to cling to surfaces with ease, making them excellent climbers. They are able to traverse the tiniest of twigs and leaves, and their tails provide additional stability as they move from one place to another.

The Green Anole’s agility is not limited to climbing. These lizards are also able to jump long distances, making them masters of the aerial realm as well. This ability to jump from one surface to another makes them difficult for predators to catch, and allows them to escape danger quickly.

In addition to their climbing and jumping skills, Green Anoles are also known for their color-changing ability. They are able to change their skin color from green to brown, which helps them to blend into their surroundings and avoid predators. This is an important adaptation for a species that spends much of its time in trees and on leaves.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM


I photographed this Green Anole on my property near the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. I was hand-holding my camera.

  • Location: Near the Ouachita National Forest (Arkansas)
  • Date & Time Taken: September 5, 2015 (07:51:48 A.M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/500 sec. (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 800
  • White Balance – Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Exposure Compensation: 0 EV
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Focus
  • Focal Length: 400 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

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