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Looking for Love
Photograph by Tim Laman

A Reinwardt’s flying frog has just glided down from the forest canopy to look for a mate at a breeding pool. Its webbed hands and feet and flaps of skin along its limbs add surface area for gliding. This species is perhaps the rarest of Borneo’s flying frogs.



Camera: Canon EOS1n
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia
Lens: 100mm Canon EF macro lens
Speed and F Stop: 1/60 @ f/16
Weather Conditions: Just after a heavy rain--the forest is dripping.
Time of Day: About 10 o’clock at night
Lighting Techniques: Two strobes with soft boxes

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The hardest thing about photographing these flying frogs is finding them. They are only active at night and only descend from the high trees after very heavy rains to seek mates near pools of water like wild-pig wallows.


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