Amazon Milk Frog
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|I took this photo during a family trip to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.|
The Amazon Milk Frog is a large species of arboreal frog native to South America. They are fairly large frogs, reaching sizes of 2.5 to 4 inches in length. They are related to the the poison arrow frog. Adult frogs are light grey in color with brown or black banding, while juveniles will exhibit stronger contrasts. As Amazon Milk Tree Frogs age their skin will develop a slightly bumpy texture.
Amazon milk frogs inhabit humid rainforest regions. They often inhabit vegetation which extends over permanent, slow moving water sources.
Trachycephalus resinifictrix is commonly found in captivity. They are a species of moderate difficulty to care for, requiring a significant amount of space, humidity (this can be achieved via a water area and misting once or twice daily) and regular cage maintenance to ensure a clean healthy environment.
Indoor, Low Light, Handheld
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How beautiful and very striking. The colours of the patterns and textures are great. These frogs actually remind me of the rubber frogs they sell in toy stores. I must admit I like the rubbery almost jellylike paws. The emotion captured on the front frog's face is priceless. I don't really like frogs, but if I see one of these I would jump to the oppertunity to capture one of them. Thanks for sharing, they are actually beautiful. It must be the colour that makes me say that.
- [2009-06-04 23:21]
Outstanding image and you portray here a fabulous species of frog. Great light management and the image is sharp with clarity of details. Excellent POV and DOF and the composition is very eye catching. Kudos.