In case you forgot, chameleons are f***ing awesome. Here, National Geographic does an excellent job showing us just how amazing they are with exclusive footage and interesting tidbits of information about these colorful creatures. For example, did you know that, contrary to popular belief, chameleons don’t actually change color to match their surroundings? In fact, the color change is more of a communication technique. Chameleons also have independently moving eyeballs, and their tongues can stretch up to two full body lengths from their mouth. Several species of chameleon are also endangered, which makes this video all the more relevant. Watch the full video below to catch just how charismatic chameleons can be.