How chameleons change color: Tiny, reflective mirror like surfaces (VIDEO).

The Incredible Way Chameleons Really Change Color (Video)

The Incredible Way Chameleons Really Change Color (Video)

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March 12 2015 2:23 PM

Reflections

The tiny mirror-like surfaces chameleons use to change color.

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Chameleons appear to change color via tiny reflective surfaces on their skin, which researchers called "selective mirrors.”

Jim Festante is an actor/writer in Los Angeles and regular video contributor to Slate. He is the author of the Image Comics miniseries The End Times of Bram and Ben.