Tyrone Ping

Ep 155: Tyrone Ping and South African Herp Photography

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Today I am joined by Tyrone Ping who is a herpetological photographer from South Africa who achieved his six year goal of photographing all the chameleon species of his home country. Tyrone comes on and shares with us a little bit about what life is like in South Africa and introduces us to his country’s chameleons and the adventures he has had recording them.

Welcome chameleon wranglers to the Chameleon academy podcast! I just had the most enjoyable interview talking with Tyrone Ping. It is such a pleasure connecting with chameleon enthusiasts from around the world. Tyrone hails from South Africa. This is where you find the diminutive  Bradypodion chameleons. So Tyrone’s personal goal to photograph each of the species of South African chameleons has made him a valuable source of knowledge.

rolling chameleon cages

Ep 151: Transporting Chameleons

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We all know, more or less, that Chameleons are suppose to stay in their cage. But what happens when you have to transport them? Whether just to the vet or to a new home across the state, or to a foreign country, or as a surprise escape in a natural disaster, you will have to plan for how this is going to work! Today I talk about transporting our chameleons.

Jacksons Chameleons

Ep 147: Planning a Trip to Kenya with Jan Stipala

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One of the most exciting things a chameleon enthusiast can do is visit chameleons in their home country. And today I am going to talk with Jan Stipala about some nuts and bolts of planning a trip to Kenya.

Jan Stipala
Mountain Dragons

"Mountain Dragons" is a beautifully photographed record of Jan Stipala's research into the highland species of Kenya's chameleons. Each page is filled with large photographs of chameleons many of us have never heard of, much less seen pictures of. In here we see the amazing variation in appearance of species such as Trioceros jacksonii and Trioceros hoehneli. This is a coffee table book that looks gorgeous, but it is also filled with information and an extensive species profile section in the back. This is one of those books that belongs in every serious chameleon enthusiast's library!

I am lucky to be able to make this available for US customers. The US postal service is generous in offering special media rates for books. If you live in Canada or elsewhere please email me at and we will work it out!

Jackson's Chameleon
trioceros hoehnelii