Ornate burrowing frogs float on the water when they call for a mate. You can see how variable they can be. But even though they are different colours and patterns they are all round and cute and sound the same. Platyplectrum ornatum #frogfriday
Happy #frogfriday all... This is a giant female Litoria inermis. They seem to be a little differently shaped in the cooler parts of the Cairns tablelands than their dryer habitat brothers, but the call is exactly the same. This big girl had just finished eating a poor Litoria rubella so I waited until she finished before taking the pic #clmsphotography
I reckon it could be #frogfriday tomorrow. We're announcing the #frogporn competition winner too!
Hold tight like these Blue Mountains Tree Frogs (Ranoidea citropa) to see if your favourite amplexus image won!
The rest of the UFC (Ultimate Frog Championship ) will be played. Here's round 1 start of the fun. It's Green dream versus Bobby Brown two star fighters in town. Cemented into UFC history as the only Frog to successfully pull of the Twister, UFC heavy lightweight Green Dream . A totally vicious move
Unlike the choke, the twister attack the spinal chord in the neck to induce pain forcing the opponent to over twist their heads, tapping out is a must to avoid serious neck injuries. Boom . Talk about Days of the Daintree action it all happens here mostly when your fixing your engines at night, look around and its a frog fight. It wasnt the crocs playing the fight card it was the little greenies going hard. Male white lipped tree frogs having a territorial battle.
Some strong words were levied upon former Ultimate Frog Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight title holder Green Dream by former foe Bobby Brown regarding "The Dreams" suspected use of an oily substance during their main event scrap at UFC Fight Night on the Days of the Daintree. “One thing I know for sure is he was oiled up. He had a lot of oil in his body. I wasn’t able to grab something. I had his back, and I slipped from his back. Watching the pictures, he was shining as hell. What can I say? I couldn’t hold him at all because he was too slippery." Excessive oiling is against the rules and these allegations will be taken seriously here in the Days of the Dantree we do not accept dirty fights.
Big Friendly Giant 🐸
They might not put on much of a happy face, but perhaps that's because the Giant Burrowing Frog (Heleioporus australiacus) is currently a threatened species! Though resembling the introduced poisonous Cane Toad in basic form, these frogs can be easily distinguished from them by their vertical pupil and a lack of enlarged glands behind the head. While spending much time buried below the surface, these frogs often emerge after heavy rain and will call to mates with an "oo...oo...oo" call. This has earned them their other name - the Eastern Owl Frog!
Is there anything better than a candid celebrity photo —Cameras are everywhere and they’re always trying to catch celebrities in the act. Not only are there paparazzi bothering them at every turn, there are cell phone cameras and security cameras to catch them in the worst acts. We love it if we get that oh so painful embarrassing moment caught on camera like this shot. Green glam goddesses beau absoultley hitting the bottle pretty hard. And he's going down in the drunk celebrity hall of fame, he can barely walk but his mate's holdimg him up. Thats just what you need at moments like this, a good mate. White lipped tree frog.
have you fallen in love yet? I have, when I first saw this guy, the crucifix frog (Notaden bennetti). I don't think it is reciprocated, he's only around when it suits him (after heavy rain) and doesn't stick around for long (burrows back underground). but how could you not? he's just the best.
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Northern Red-eyed Tree Frog (Litoria xanthomera) • Cedar Bay National Park, Far North Queensland. These guys were going mental calling around a discarded car tyre which had filled with water, creating the perfect breeding pool in the rainforest.
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Things were starting to get intimate when I caught these two Tusked Frogs (Adelotus brevis) touching behind the curtain of plants! I had come across the female (above) as she made her way towards the calling male (below). I returned later and captured this.
After leaving the couple be, I checked back and she had left him!
No amplexus but an intimate #frogfriday moment indeed!
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When I saw a brown little frog jumping through the ground of the forest, I would never imagine that he would have these marvelous eyes! Wow, I only can dream about having eyes with beautiful colors and patterns like that ones. This frog belongs to the genus Ischinocnema, with many of the species being cryptic and so, dificult to be identified. Photographed at Serra dos órgãos National Park, Brazil.
Green Glam Goddess's beau was out singing for you know ..... did he find his love..... we will have to wait and see, but he looked pretty good to me. I think she will like his love song he's been practising it for so long. But she will have to make the choice if she liked his deep voice. White lipped tree frog
Happy #FrogFriday ! The yellow cave frog (Eleutherodactylus counouspeus) is an endangered species found in caves and rocky outcrops at Duchity, Philadelphia Zoo's most important monitoring site in Haiti.