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15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Red Eyed Gliding Tree Frog

The red eyed gliding tree frog is an arboreal native to the neotropical rain-forest. It's red eyes serve as a defensive adaption. When this frog detects an approaching predator, it abruptly opens its eyes and stares at the predator. The sudden appearance of the red eyes may startle the predator, and give the frog a chance to flee.

TAGS: Amphibian, Ecuador, Nature

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Oakland, California, United States of America
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© Phyllis Plotkin.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 11.2017
Total Views: 42
Total Favorites: 1
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 26, 2017, 1:24 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D750
Focal Length: 105mm
Shutter Speed: 1/250
Aperture: f22
ISO: ISO100
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PHOTO LOCATION El Choco, Ecuador