16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
This Southern Orange-eyed Tree Frog (Litoria chloris) from Australia favours coastal rainforest and mountain streams, and can be found in large numbers after spring and summer downpours. On this particular night, many were scattered on the rocks and vegetation around the stream in chorus, as they hoped to serenade a mate, enter amplexus (mating position where the male grasps the female from the back) and lay eggs. This individual was 2m up on a branch, moaning and trilling on his podium as a proposal to females to mate with him. His bright hue of green and yellow stood out among the other individuals.
© Ethan Mann.
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||Oct. 12, 2018, 6:28 a.m.
||Canon EOS 7D Mark II