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Love Among the Ruins
Photograph by Tim Laman

Amid a cacophony of mating calls, a pair of tree frogs perpetuates their unnamed species. First spotted in a small patch of rain forest near one of Mindanao’s largest cities, this species might have to wait a while for a name. “This is just one of two dozen species of frogs we have discovered in the past few years,” says Rafe Brown, a herpetologist from the University of Texas. “So far we have not had the time to name them.”

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon EOS 3
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia
Lens: Canon 100 mm macro
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f /16

Weather Conditions: A dry night
Time of Day: About 10 p.m.
Lighting Techniques: Two Canon strobes
Special Comments: used small soft boxes on my strobes to soften the light.

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