Glass Frog


Posted by Jakejacoby on Fri Jun 21, 2024 9:49 am

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While most frogs lay their eggs in water, Glass Frogs are a little different.  The female frog lays the eggs on a leaf overhanging a stream.  The male then fertilizes these eggs and guards them until they hatch.  When they hatch, the tadpoles will fall into the stream below.  In this photo it looks like the male was doing such a good job that a second female also left some eggs for him to guard.

Canon 1DX Mark II
Canon 100 2.8 Macro
ISO 2000; f/14; 1/200

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by Darren5907 on Fri Jun 21, 2024 11:55 am
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Great shot.

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by david fletcher on Fri Jun 21, 2024 12:15 pm
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Super shot Jake. Remarkable camouflage.
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by Swissblad on Fri Jun 21, 2024 1:22 pm
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Incredible - well spotted!
 

by Axel Hildebrandt on Fri Jun 21, 2024 2:35 pm
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Cool little frog and thanks for the explanation, quite unusual. What is the size of this species?
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by Jakejacoby on Fri Jun 21, 2024 3:12 pm
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Axel Hildebrandt wrote: Cool little frog and thanks for the explanation, quite unusual. What is the size of this species?
Approx 2 to 3-inches
 

by Tom Whelan on Fri Jun 21, 2024 8:47 pm
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Wonderful natural history image - at its best in the uncompressed view.
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by SantaFeJoe on Sat Jun 22, 2024 6:48 am
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What a cool image! A special capture.

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by Carol Clarke on Sat Jun 22, 2024 3:37 pm
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I love these little guys! Beautifully done, Jake!

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by Cynthia Crawford on Sat Jun 22, 2024 4:36 pm
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Wow- impressive! Both the shot and the remarkable resemblance of the eggs and the frog. A treat to see and learn about-thank you!
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by John Labrenz on Mon Jul 01, 2024 7:42 pm
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very cool, super image...and, very interesting species
 

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