A pair of red-eyed tree frogs in amplexus

Category: Nature


Photo and caption by Richard Tenaza

These were the first red-eyed tree frogs I'd ever seen. I'd waited years to see them and suddenly there they were. The sun had just set and I was using a flash light to look for members of this species in a tropical garden 100 meters from the sea. When I came upon this pair at eye level next to the path I was ecstatic. The male--on the female's back--had the third eyelids or nictitating membranes drawn across his eyes. It was the evening of 4 January 2011.

Location: Toruguero National Park, Costa Rica


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