Views: 80 (48 Unique) 
Vote 27
Award Shortlist   

Frogs#1: Winter in New York

By handlerstudio  
While in the New York area, visiting my mother (90 years old and still writing poetry) in Hackensack, Karen and I went to the American Museum of Natural History, perhaps my favorite museum in New York. They had an exhibition of frogs from around the world in naturalistic settings, quite alive. Unfortunately, I did not note the names of each of them. I do remember some. This guy obviously is a climber, with highly adhesive pad at the end of his feet.

The exhibition did talk about the problems frogs are having, around the world. After millions of years of success, they are facing severe challenges today. They are suffering from mutations, and perhaps more seriously, a fungal skin infection called chydrid which is spreading around the world. Frogs breathe through their skin, and the fungal infections inhibits their ability to breath.

Tags: Photo journalism Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: Cookie_Monster, kathrynlouise, alligatorpants and 24 more


Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS
  • REVIEWS
  • INSPIRATION
  • COMMUNITY
  • COMPETITIONS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here


USA Landscape Photographer of the Year 2016 open to entries NOW!

Comments


20 Jan 2014 2:30AM
Wonderful image and write up accompanying it Peter.

Kathryn

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

taggart Plus
12 46 13 United States
20 Jan 2014 2:43AM
I like his special feet which you have captured so well!
debu 6 India
20 Jan 2014 5:09AM
Nicely captured.
debu
20 Jan 2014 5:14AM
Thanks for that info!
This frog seems to have a large head compared to the body, Peter.
Good shot!
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2014 5:43AM
Excellent and different, well done!
I really like frogs. this one is quite unique! Never seen feet like that. Grin
IB
Bantu Plus
3 6 1 India
20 Jan 2014 6:33AM
Frog on hibernation well captured.
Good capture and illustration of this wonderful creature. Well done Peter.
WesternRed.
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 56 13 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2014 7:44AM
Great capture Peter and a interesting write upSmile

Cliff
Stunning macro, Peter.
Fred
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2014 9:47AM
Superb macro shot

Hugh
Lillian Plus
7 21 17 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2014 10:36AM
A lovely shot of this little frog Peter
hope we get to see even more
Lillian
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2014 4:26PM
An interesting narrative and a wonderful image of this rather drab little fella.

Regards Nathan
jaktis 12 84 Sweden
20 Jan 2014 8:07PM
Interesting to see

Peter

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.