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A Toad's Domain

A male American toad (Bufo americanus) looks upriver as he takes a brief respite from calling for a mate. Nearby, dozens of other males are calling for mates; only a few of them successfully amplex with a female. Amphibians are experiencing rapid declines worldwide, though fortunately such declines have not yet been observed in the Northeastern US.

TAGS: Mating, New York, River, Toad, United States

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Ithaca, New York, United States of America
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© Geoffrey Giller.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 05.2012
Total Views: 105
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 27, 2014, 2:15 p.m.
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Camera Model: Canon EOS-1D Mark II N
Focal Length: 24mm
Shutter Speed: 1/160
Aperture: f3.5
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PHOTO LOCATION New York, New York, United States of America