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 - Ranidae - "True" Frogs

This challenge closed almost 5 years ago.

The Challenge

The 11th 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 “TRUE” FROGS. NO TREE FROGS FOR THIS ONE

Interesting Facts

> The true frogs, family Ranidae, have the widest distribution of any frog family.

> They are abundant throughout most of the world, occurring on most continents except Antarctica.

> Typically, true frogs are smooth, moist-skinned frogs, with large, powerful legs and extensively webbed feet.

> The true frogs vary greatly in size, ranging from small—such as the Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica)—to the largest frog in the world, the Goliath frog (Conraua goliath).

> Many of the true frogs are aquatic or live close to water. Most species lay their eggs in the water and go through a tadpole stage.

> However, as with most families of frogs, there is large variation of habitat within the family. Those of the genus Tomopterna are burrowing frogs native to Africa and exhibit most of the characteristics common to burrowing frogs around the world.

> There are also arboreal species of true frogs, and the family includes some of the very few amphibians that can live in brackish water.

Information courtesy and list of species can be found 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: You Looking At Me? by mikrin


The Top Ten

You Looking At Me? by mikrin

You Looking At Me? by mikrin was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 9 votes.

  • Look into my eyes..... by Pamela O'Pecko
  • American Bullfrog study 1 by Linda Costello Hinchey
  • Green Frog by Diego Re
  • Kermit at Mer Bleue by Benjamin Brauer
  • A Frog! by Steve  Liptrot
  • Male bullfrog by hummingbirds
  • I can do the doggie paddle by vigor
  • Bullfrog In Duckweed by lorilee
  • Frog by Amy Herrfurth

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