Dad with tads II
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|This is another view of the frog I showed here.|
These diminuitive frogs are called Dwarf Poison Arrow Frogs. Although they aren't as toxic as some of their larger relatives, these little Colostethus do have mildly toxic skin secretions.
The total length of the adults is right around 1cm.
These frogs have interesting natural history. The females lay eggs in puddles or streams in the rainforest and then the male picks up the tadpoles after they hatch and carries them to a more protected puddle somewhere in the forest and places them there for safe keeping.
This little male was carrying his 5 tiny little tadpoles across this rainforest road on his back. The tadpoles were so tiny, I didn't notice them until I looked at the magnified pic in the viewfinder! I thought he was just muddy!
shot with KM 3600HS-D flash with a Stofen Omni-bounce diffuser in place.
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Nice shot of this fascinating subject Chris. Now there's a devoted father. TFS!
What an incredible image, I never realised frogs did this with their young. I wonder how many times he made this journey! A Perfect shot for TN. The image is slightly OOF but this hardly matters with an informative shot like this. Thanks for posting.