While in Africa back in 2008 I met a photographer, Jim Zuckerman, who organizes photography trips. One of his trips was a Frog workshop. I attended and was hooked. Through him I got to know Patrick Nabors, the frog’s handler. When Patrick (and his frogs) moved near my hometown of Kansas City and set up a photography studio it gave me a perfect excuse to visit family and friends, and photograph frogs. Photographing these little guys has become a favorite yearly expedition. My thanks to both Jim and Patrick!
Frogs and Friends
The first in this set of images is a little Cinnamon Frog. They are normally found in the Malay Peninsula and surrounding areas.
The second image is of a Fire-bellied Frog, named for obvious reasons. The Tiger-legged Frog who loves to climb is working his way up a flower stem.
This very tiny Bumble Bee Toad was a new find for me. He’s no more than an inch long!
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For a change the Tiger-legged Frog is content to pose in a Calla Lily in the first image of this set. And, the tiny Clown Frog has found a secure spot in a Gladiola.
This year we had baby frogs! The first image is that of a baby Red-eyed Tree Frog looking out from a rosebud, and the second is a baby Milk Frog sitting comfortably in the curl of an air plant.
The next set starts off with a Reed Frog seeming very comfortable on a succulent plant. Next is a Pacman Frog, one of the larger frogs. They can grow up to 8″.
The third image is of a Golden Poisonous Dart Frog. Possibly one of the most poisonous creatures on the planet. In the wild the secretions from his skin are so toxic that the indigenous people of Columbia use it on the tip of their spears to quickly kill their prey. Even touching the frog can be dangerous. This is the largest of the dart frogs and the most toxic. Their secretions can remain deadly for 2 or more years after being extracted. Fortunately, in captivity without their normal diet they are harmless.
My last image is, obviously, not a frog. This is a very personable Crested Gecko.
Thanks so much for taking the time to join me. I hope you’ve enjoyed this latest collection of frogs (and friends). I’ll be in Alaska shortly with the hopes of capturing some fishing bears to share with you next.
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Until the next post, Cheryl