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Gliding treefrog explosive breeding event

In a remote pond in Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula, thousands of gliding treefrogs, Agalychnis spurrelli, gather to reproduce and lay their eggs. Males call and fight for females which can lay over 100 eggs per clutch. The embryos left behind are subject to desiccation, predation, and fungal infection, but they may adaptively hatch early in response to these threats.

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Long Beach, California, United States of America
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© Brandon Güell.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2018
Total Views: 10
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Oct. 7, 2018, 12:51 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal Length: 100mm
Shutter Speed: 1/50
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: ISO1250
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PHOTO LOCATION Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica