Philautus hoipoloi

Philautus hoipoloi, resting at day on trackside ferns, Kannelia forest, Sri Lanka, May 2009

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Frog photography for me is often about trying to capture naturally the moment when the little animal is animated, about to jump or interacting in some way with the environment. But sometimes the true nature of the animal is best captured by the very static nature of its pose. By day most frogs of the genus Philautus are hiding amongst vegetation, using their cryptic colouration and perfect stillness to disappear into the background. This little P. hoipoloi (superb name given the species by Mr. Rohan Pethiyagoda) was just a little to bright a shade of green to blend completely and i was able to spot it at the trail-side.

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~ by motolorax on November 8, 2009.

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