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Northern Leopard Frog Among Mossy Ground by Robert Miesner

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I found this Leopard Frog blending nicely among a moss covered clearing in a State Forest. I always liked this type of moss that this guy is resting upon as it looks like a minature forest within the larger one. Makes you think of faries and pixies. I wonder how they felt about this monster frog trampling upon their forest. :)

This was taken at Morgan Hill State Forest in Cortland County NY

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northern leopard frog, rana pipiens, leopard frog, frogs, amphibians, animals, wildlife, nature, moss, forest

Comments

  • Sandy Stewart
    Sandy Stewartover 3 years ago

    Wow,…this is an exquisite close up of a Northern Leopard Frog! Love the almost florescent lime green, along with the other colors and markings. It blends nicely into its natural environment, but at the same time stands out just enough. Very nice find! : )

  • Thank you very much, Sandy!

    – Robert Miesner

  • barbaralynne
    barbaralynneover 3 years ago

    The irredescent colours of the frog are lovely Bob. You are correct I wouldn’t have guessed it was on moss, but thought it was on a branch of an evergreen tree. Great shot!

  • Thank you Barb!

    – Robert Miesner

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 3 years ago

    WONDERFUL, the colour and detail are amazing
    .

  • Thanks Ann!

    – Robert Miesner

  • sillyfrog
    sillyfrogover 3 years ago

    I have one of a Pickerel frog…seen any? They can be poisonous to small animals and kids.This one rocks!

  • Thanks sillyfrog! I have seen many Pickerel Frogs and have taken some shots of them also. Maybe I’ll post one later.

    – Robert Miesner

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 3 years ago

    Nice looking unit mate,well done!

  • Thanks wazza! I really like the metallic like green on this guy.

    – Robert Miesner

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 3 years ago

    Great colours. What a gem.

  • Thank you Michael!

    – Robert Miesner

  • Karen  Hull
    Karen Hullover 3 years ago


    Congratulations! We love this image!!! :)

  • Thank you, I’m honored!

    – Robert Miesner

  • Jason Weigner
    Jason Weignerover 3 years ago

  • Thank you, I’m honored!

    – Robert Miesner

  • KiriLees
    KiriLeesover 3 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature, Great capture! Because this photo is so perfect I always thought it was painting, well done!

    Kiri:)

  • Thank you for your kind remarks Kiri!

    – Robert Miesner

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesover 3 years ago

    Awwh WOW Bob, I saw this this morning in Anphibians, congratulations on your feature and I just love this frog, his spots are amazing! :) It’s a fave from me! :)

    Gabe :)

  • Thank you Gabe! This shot is actually a couple of years old, I just really liked this guys coloring and the environment I caught him in.

    – Robert Miesner

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