The tiny chameleon from Madagascar that’s no bigger than a human fingernail

Barely an inch long from nose to tail, it’s hardly surprising that this tiny animal is rarely spotted.

The miniature creature, from the Brookesia genus, was spotted on an expedition in Amber Mountain Park, Madagascar, by British wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas.

Tiny chameleon in size of fingernail

The delicate-looking creature is one of the world’s smallest chameleons – and can sit on a human thumbnail with room to spare.
This one is a fully-grown adult, so you can imagine how small the babies are.

Tiny chameleon in size of fingernail

It is so small it doesn’t even need to change colour to help hide from its enemies.

Image credits: Will Burrard Lucas