Frog's Last Breath by Tracy Riddell

While relaxing under the shade of trees on a private, secluded beach in Costa Rica, I heard rustling noises in the trees 30 feet to my left. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw a very long, skinny green snake rearing up like a cobra giving chase to a frog that was hopping and croaking for his life! I grabbed my camera and got this shot just as the frog ran out of breath and stopped. The snake then devoured the poor frog.

Tracy resides in Port Moody, BC, Canada, studies photography at Langara College, and is a member of The Canadian Association for Photographic Art and The Pacific Digital Photography Club.


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  • swaby
    swabyabout 5 years ago

    Its a wonderful image, but a sad ending for the frog! Bittersweet!

  • Tracy Riddell
    Tracy Riddellabout 5 years ago

    Yes, it was slightly traumatizing to witness!

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignalmost 5 years ago

    Amazing shot! The snake is beautiful.

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezalmost 5 years ago

    omygawd..what a catch!. awesome details. so intriguing…….great details and point of view. top shot

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 5 years ago


  • Karlientjie
    Karlientjiealmost 5 years ago

    Eeeeeeek well done – not very fond of snakes but this is a stunning piece of work!:)x

  • Thanks Karin!

    – Tracy Riddell

  • Vikram Franklin
    Vikram Franklinalmost 5 years ago

    Absolutely amazing capture!! Well done!!

  • Much appreciated, thanks!

    – Tracy Riddell

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1almost 5 years ago

    fantastic quick work!! amazing frozen moment of great tension

  • thank you!

    – Tracy Riddell

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