13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Mating Red-Eyed Tree Frogs
A male red-eyed tree frog (Agalychnis callidryas) takes a cheeky nap atop a female while he waits for her to lay eggs. This position is called "amplexus," and it puts the male in position to externally fertilize the female's eggs as soon as she has laid them.
This photo is a finalist in the Natural World category of our 13th Annual Photo Contest. See all 70 finalists here
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© Jennifer Guyton.
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||Nov. 7, 2015, 4:25 p.m.
||Canon EOS 7D