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Life in Transition
Photograph by George Grall

Suspended in a watery world, a red-eyed tree frog embryo develops into a tadpole within its gelatinous capsule. Wispy gills branch like antlers, providing oxygen to the blood. Clutches of approximately 40 eggs are laid on leaves overhanging ponds. About six days after the egg mass is laid, the tiny new tadpoles are ready to drop out into the pond below. Three months later they’ll emerge as froglets and climb into the trees to begin the cycle again—if they survive predation in their youth.






Camera: Nikon N 90S
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: 60mm macro
Speed and F-Stop: f/22
Weather Conditions: Unrecorded
Time of Day: Unrecorded
Lighting Techniques: Strobe with light modifiers





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