A photographer from England who happens to also own a pair of red-eyed tree frogs (Agalychnis callidryas) is the winner of an international natur
A photographer from England who happens to also own a pair of red-eyed tree frogs (Agalychnis callidryas) is the winner of an international nature photography competition with his entry of his frogs underneath a leaf umbrella in the rain.
According to Amateur Photographer, an English based website showcasing news and information for amateur photographers, Kutub Uddin captured the photograph in his garden as he was cleaning out the frogs’ enclosure. His entry beat more than 250 other photographs to win the Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers contest.
“The two frogs are my pets. I was cleaning out their tank one evening and I watched as they climbed up a plant. When it started to rain I looked to bring the frogs back in and I caught them in these very human poses, holding onto the leaf. I just couldn’t resist getting my camera and taking a few quick snaps of them before I brought them inside.”
The photographer used a Sony Alpha 58 with a 100mm macro lens to get the shot of the frogs, seemingly holding onto their leaf umbrella in the rain.
John B. Virata keeps a ball python, two corn snakes, a king snake, and two leopard geckos. His first snake, a California kingsnake, was purchased at the Pet Place in Westminster, CA for $5. Follow him on Twitter @johnvirata