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acrylic on panel 14" x 11"
Of the three unrelated groups of dwarf chameleons, the genus Bradypodion is the most like typical chameleons and the most arboreal. It is restricted to southern Africa. Among the largest and most spectacular members is the Knysna Dwarf Chameleon (B. damaranum), which reaches a total length of six inches. It enjoys a tiny range on the southern slopes of the Tsitsikamma and Outeniqua Mountains in extreme southern South Africa. Incidental subjects here include a Cape Gannet (Morus capensis), Gray-headed Gulls (Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus), and Kelp Gulls (Larus dominicanus).