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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 - Hylidae - Tree Frogs

This challenge closed over 5 years ago.

The Challenge

The 8th 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 TREE FROGS.

This is a large group of frogs, some of which are not tree frogs, inhabiting terrestrial or semi aquatic lifestyles, however for this challenge can we just see Tree Frogs.

Interesting Facts

> Hylidae is a wide-ranging family of frogs commonly referred to as “tree frogs”.

> Most hylids show adaptations suitable for an arboreal lifestyle, including forward-facing eyes providing binocular vision, and adhesive pads on the fingers and toes.

> Hylids lay their eggs in a range of different locations, depending on species. Many use ponds, or puddles that collect in the holes of their trees, while others use bromeliads or other water-holding plants. Other species lay their eggs on the leaves of vegetation overhanging water, allowing the tadpoles to drop into the pond when they hatch.
A few species use fast-flowing streams, attaching the eggs firmly to the substrate. The tadpoles of these species have suckers enabling them to hold onto rocks after they hatch. Another unusual adaptation is found in some South American hylids, which brood the eggs on the back of the female.

> The European treecat frog, Hyla arborea, is common in the middle and south of Europe, and range into Asia and North Africa. The species become very noisy on the approach of rain.

Information courtesy of 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 posted on the groups Feature Board.
1st place member will be become a featured member.

Additional Information


Cover Image: Sending You a Smile - White-Lipped Tree Frog by naturalnomad


The Top Ten

Sending You a Smile - White-Lipped Tree Frog by naturalnomad

Sending You a Smile - White-Lipped Tree Frog by naturalnomad was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 4 votes.

  • Bolivian Monkey Tree Frog (Phyllomedusa boliviana) - Bolivia by Jason Weigner
  • Are you a bug by Paul  Donaldson
  • Orange Thighed Tree Frog by triciaoshea
  • Giant Green Tree Frog 2 by robmac
  • Tree frogs by Lifeware
  • Golden Mantella  by Alyce Taylor
  • Comfy Cozy by mikrin
  • Pacific Treefrog by Martin Smart
  • I'm Just Trying To Blend In. by William Brennan

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