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Nature Photography Challenge (wild creatures, plants and places only)

A regular photography contest for Nature lovers who love to learn and teach.

(Amphibians & Reptiles Category) - Family - Bufonidae - Toads

This challenge closed over 5 years ago.

The Challenge

The first in our new challenge layout catering for all aspects of nature for us nature lovers.

As you can see the title will start with the category which will make it easier for me when choosing what challenge to do next, I can see the challenges I have already run in this category.

For this challenge please add your images of TOADS.

Interesting Facts

> Bufo is the latin word for Toad.

> Bufonidae is the family of the true toads, members of the order Anura (frogs and toads). They are the only family of anurans all members of which are known as “toads”.

> Male toads possess a Bidder’s organ. Under the right conditions, the organ becomes an active ovary and the toad, in effect, becomes female.

> Toads secrete toxins to ward off predators, some being more toxic than others.

> Toads use their eyeballs to help swallow their prey.

> A toad found in Australia weighed in at 2 pounds and was the size of a football.

> A group of toads is referred to as a ‘Knot’.

Information taken from Toad Facts and Wikipedia

Judging / Voting Criteria

Vote for your favourite.

Rewards & Prizes

1st place winners will have their photo used as the group Avatar for a period of time.
Then 1st, 2nd and 3rd will have their photo’s permanently posted on the groups Feature Board.
1st place member will be become a featured member.

Additional Information


Cover Image: American Toad #2 by Kane Slater


The Top Ten

Is it springtime yet? by Alan Mattison

Is it springtime yet? by Alan Mattison was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 3 votes.

  • "Leaf Me Alone"- by Trout MaGee by TroutMaGee
  • Wakey~Wakey Bright Eyes : Bufo americanus by Trina King
  • In The Offing by Diego Re
  • Sonoran Desert Toad (a.k.a Colorado River Toad) by Kimberly Chadwick

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