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Chameleon Action Shot

By Zoe Cassell

EYE-POPPING pictures show the moment a chameleon captures a cricket for its lunch.

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Tanto Yensen / mediadrumworld.com

The up-close and personal images see the colourful chameleon stealthily prey on its innocent victim from behind.

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Tanto Yensen / mediadrumworld.com

Another photograph sees the startled cricket trying to escape, but the crafty predator is just too quick.

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Tanto Yensen / mediadrumworld.com

The pictures were taken in Jakarta, Indonesia by photographer, Tanto Yensen (37).

Tanto describes the set of images as capturing an “amazing moment”.

“I love photography. The key to taking photos like these is to be patient, wait and continue to shoot photos.”

The chameleon is a male Panther Chameleon, which are typically found in tropical forest climate, and is approximately forty centimetres in length.

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Tanto Yensen / mediadrumworld.com

They are recognised for their vibrant colours, which they use to attract mates.

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Tanto Yensen / mediadrumworld.com

“I particularly love wildlife photography because I like to see the behaviour of animals,” Tanto adds.

“Others would describe my work as capturing those great moments.

“I didn’t have a plan for this project. Luckily the images just came out like this.”

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