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14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Father Calling

This night frog, endemic to the Western Ghats of India, exhibits a unique breeding behavior. The males call for females, the females come and lay the eggs, then the males fertilize them. In this image, the male has successfully fertilized a clutch of eggs from a female. He is calling out for other females to lay eggs.

This photo is a finalist in the Natural World category of our 14th Annual Photo Contest. See all 70 finalists here.

TAGS: Eggs, Frog, India

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Bangalore, India
Member since 2014
Awards
Photo of the Day: 12.13.16 Editors' Pick Finalist
Photo Information
Copyright:
© Karthik AK.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2014
Total Views: 9455
Total Favorites: 3
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2016, 12:11 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D5100
Focal Length: 90mm
Shutter Speed: 1/50
Aperture: f16
ISO: ISO500
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