Stunning pictures capture hungry chameleon

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Grub’s up! These are the amazing action shots of a hungry chameleon snapping up an unsuspecting bug for dinner.

With skin to matching its surroundings the ravenous reptile creeps up on the mealworm as it eyes it up for dinner.

Then just as the bug is in range, the chameleon opens its mouth and shoots out its telescopic tongue and snaps up the creature.

PIC BY SONKE PETERS / CATERS NEWS - A Chameleon in the Namib Desert, Namibia, Africa.

PIC BY SONKE PETERS / CATERS NEWS – A Chameleon in the Namib Desert, Namibia, Africa.

The amazing action shot was captured by German photographer Sönke Peters while on a photo tour in the Namib Desert, Namibia.

Sönke, 49, said: “I’ve wanted to take a picture like this for years, but in Germany Chameleons can only be seen in Zoos.

PIC BY SONKE PETERS / CATERS NEWS - A Chameleon excited about spotting its food.

PIC BY SONKE PETERS / CATERS NEWS – A Chameleon excited about spotting its food.

“When our guide found the chameleon he fed the little guy with some mealworms. But we were on a tour, other guests wanted to take pictures as well, we wanted to move on, so I knew that I would have only had one or two chances to take the picture I had in my mind.

“So it was to some extent a stressful moment, finding the right angle, setting the camera, flipping out the cameras monitor, following the slow moving animal, I had only a few seconds for my 2 attempts.

PIC BY SONKE PETERS / CATERS NEWS - A satisfied Chameleon eating.

PIC BY SONKE PETERS / CATERS NEWS – A satisfied Chameleon eating.

“And I was more than happy when I was flipping through the images later in the car and having had the shot I always wanted.

“Because I live in Germany, my chances of finding a Chameleon in nature are zero. But hope to get back to Africa as soon as I can, so hopefully this won’t have been my only chameleon encounter.”