14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
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
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