Posted by Des on Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:23 pm

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Endemic to Madagascar, Mantellas are as striking as the Poison Dart Frogs in South America. This is Mantella Baroni, which closely resembles the rarer M. madagascariensis. The easiest way to distinguish between the two is by looking at the underside or the ventral view - M. baroni has a sky blue patch under the throat while M. madagascariensis’ resembles that of a horseshoe. Also, The red on the hind limbs of M. baroni only extends part way up the thigh, while M. madagascariensis has red all the way through the thighs. Photographed in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar.



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by Tom Whelan on Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:27 pm
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An extraordinary frog and an excellent image of it.

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by Darren5907 on Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:26 pm
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What striking colours. Nicely captured. 

by SantaFeJoe on Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:06 am
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Great colors and the exposure on the black is spot on. Detail is really nice against a clean BG.

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by Cynthia Crawford on Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:48 am
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Impressive frog- well seen against the clear background. Thanks for the education too!
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by Carol Clarke on Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:37 am
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This is a very nice capture of a crazy coloured frog, Des!  Got to love the stripey trousers.  :) 

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by Yun Gao on Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:21 pm
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Impressive fluorescent colors! Great capture. Thanks for sharing and the education.

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