Portrait of the day

Portrait of the day

Tadpole of Pool Frog (Pelophylax lessonae)

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Sigma APO Macro 150mm F2.8 EX DG HSM, ISO 400, f/16, 1/200s, flash

Pool frog photo shooting

 

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I have found a beautiful forest pond with a quite numerous population of pool frogs (Pelophylax lessonae). I have never seen so many before. Pool frogs are getting rare in Germany – as a result of interbreeding with marsh frogs (P. ridibundus) and habitat destruction. Therefore I was particularly glad to find them. Yesterday it was a special shooting day dedicated to this amphibian species: I spent many hours with frogs in the pond.

Water lilly and pool frog.

Young pool frog.

Pool frog.

Pool frog.

See these images with heigh resolution an more images of this series at http://www.nature-images.eu/species/amphibians/rana_lessonae.html.