Shop

15% OFF EVERYTHING! USE CODE GET15

Orange Sided Monkey Frog (Phyllomedusa hypocondrialis) - Bolivia by Jason Weigner

Posters

Small (23.2" x 15.5")

$14.04
Available to buy on…

Orange Sided Monkey Frog (Phyllomedusa hypocondrialis) - Bolivia by 


An Orange Sided Monkey Frog (Phyllomedusa hypocondrialis) from near Pailon, Bolivia. These guys are fairly common around my house here but can be challenging to find.

Frogs of the genus Phyllomedusa are often called Waxy Monkey Tree Frogs because of the waxy secretion that they rub all over their bodies using their legs. This wax is a ‘sunscreen’ that helps keep them from drying out. Some species also secret toxins that have a variety of interesting effects on human. They are also unique because they often prefer to walk slowly through the branches rather than jump like many tree frogs. Even when threatened, they will often walk away in a sloth-like motion, even though they are capable of jumping. They are rarely seen in the wild because they spend much of their lives high in the tree tops. The best time to see them in during rainy season when they come down to ponds to breed.

Nikon D80
1/125s
f/7.1
ISO 200
No flash

Featured In:
Let Animals Stay Free
Nature’s Wonders
The Addicted Photographer
The Tropical Zone
Let There Be Light
Nature Photography Challenge



Tags

frog, tree frog, nature, wildlife, bolivia, south america, latin america

Comments

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 3 years ago

    A beautiful capture!!!!

  • Thank you!

    – Jason Weigner

  • Adam Gormley
    Adam Gormleyover 3 years ago

    Awesome mate!!!!!

  • Thanks!

    – Jason Weigner

  • Rainy
    Rainyover 3 years ago

    Congratulations! Your artwork has been featured in the
    Nature’s Wonders group.!!

  • Thank you so much for the feature!

    – Jason Weigner

  • lynell
    lynellover 3 years ago

    Very nice!!!

  • Thank you!

    – Jason Weigner

  • Jan Siemucha
    Jan Siemuchaover 3 years ago

    Fabulous capture, many congrats on your feature !

  • Thank you so much!

    – Jason Weigner

  • Lanis Rossi
    Lanis Rossiover 3 years ago

    Great Capture!

  • Thanks!

    – Jason Weigner

  • Damienne Bingham
    Damienne Binghamover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture! The colours are so harmonious and great use of composition and dof. Congrats on the feature!

  • Thank you for the congrats and thoughtful comments!

    – Jason Weigner

  • Terrie Taylor
    Terrie Taylorover 3 years ago

    Superb capture

  • Thank you!

    – Jason Weigner

  • Karue
    Karueover 3 years ago

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait