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Code Red
Photograph by Mark W. Moffett

A poisonous toad—unnamed and still not well understood—splashes color beside a stream in the Brazilian state of Paraná. In this one corner of the endangered Atlantic forest, 19 amphibian species have been identified, and others likely await discovery. Once covering Brazil's entire east coast, the Atlantic forest survives in fragments, ravaged by the growth of agriculture, cities, and industries. Environmentalists are now racing to save what's left before its unique collection of plants and animals disappears forever.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon EOS
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100
Lens:17mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/4 @ f/16
Weather Conditions: Cloudy
Time of Day: Morning
Lighting Techniques: A little flash on foreground


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