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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.

TAGS: Amphibian, Costa Rica, Frog, Mating, Rainforest, Wildlife

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Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America
Member since 2015
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Photo of the Day: 03.01.16 Finalist
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© Jennifer Guyton.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 10.2015
Total Views: 7174
Total Favorites: 9
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 7, 2015, 4:25 p.m.
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Camera Model: Canon EOS 7D
Focal Length: 14mm
Shutter Speed: 1/250
Aperture: f16
ISO: ISO320
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