Two chameleons perch on top of candy canes as they get into the festive spirit. Scott Cromwell / mediadrumworld.com

Christmas Chameleons

By Rebecca Drew

FESTIVE images have revealed pet chameleons getting into the Christmas spirit in a series of themed snaps.

The collection of pictures show two chameleons wearing Santa hats whilst balancing on giant candy canes and one image even shows a cheeky reptile climbing down a Christmas tree to peak at the presents underneath.

Scott Cromwell / mediadrumworld.com
Scott Cromwell / mediadrumworld.com

In one hilarious shot, a camouflaged chameleon is seen snuggling up next to his Labrador friend with both wearing matching headgear.

The holiday images were taken by television repair man, Scott Cromwell (45) from Oklahoma City, USA. Scott took his pictures using his Canon EOS 7D Mark II that he has had for seven years.

“Whenever the holidays roll around it gets me thinking of what I can do with the chameleons for pictures,” said Scott.

“Getting my chameleon, Dexter into the correct position next to my dog took me a little while to get right.

Chameleon, Dexter and Labrador, Winston relax together. Scott Cromwell / mediadrumworld.com
Chameleon, Dexter and Labrador, Winston relax together. Scott Cromwell / mediadrumworld.com

“Neither of my chameleons minded wearing hats at all and they acted like they didn’t even know that they were wearing them.

“I have fun planning out the shoots and obviously very much enjoy it when it all works out and I end up with an original work of art that hasn’t been done before.”

Despite having the difficult task of coordinating his pets, Scott said that the biggest problem was tailoring the props and outfits to suit everyone.

A chameleon sits on top of a candy cane. Scott Cromwell / mediadrumworld.com
A chameleon sits on top of a candy cane. Scott Cromwell / mediadrumworld.com

“The biggest and most time-consuming problem was finding and customising the hats and the rest of the props,” added Scott.

“For the hats, I removed them from Christmas ornaments and they were much too wide.

“So, I cut enough off the back of the hats and sewed them back so the diameter would be the correct size.

“It made them look a little abnormally tall and narrow but I think they suit the lizards well.

“With photographing animals, you never know for certain what you will end up with.”

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