Taking a good photo often requires a lot of patience and research on the subject you want to capture, but sometimes it’s partly about luck! In my case, I was lucky I saw this chameleon crossing the street on my way to the airport.
I jumped out of the car and a few seconds later I instinctively got down on the asphalted street to get on eye-level with this colorful Oustalet’s Chameleon.
I knew I wanted to capture the somewhat comic and awkward walk including both eyes; I also needed the road surface to be part of the picture, because you usually spot chameleons in plants and trees.
As a travel- and wildlife photographer, I love to photograph our beautiful wildlife, with emphasis on WILD! In my opinion, wild animals need to stay as wild as possible.
Of course, I also want a perfect picture of a chameleon, but not without putting these wild animals first and my perfect picture second.
That is one of the reasons why I was happy with that moment and experience on the street. The chameleon chose to cross the street by itself and was not put there by a human to create this scene.