Photo of the Week: A Frog All Aglow

Oops...not a firefly.

12-20-2010 // NW Staff

Cuban tree frog swallowing lightbulb by James Snyder

FLORIDA RESIDENT JAMES SNYDER FOUND THIS CUBAN TREE FROG on his outside holiday decorations last year. He says, “At first, I thought this frog was sitting on top of the light, so I got my camera and was taking pictures at a distance as to not spook it. After I looked at the first few pictures, I realized it had actually swallowed the entire bulb.  I then wrongly assumed that it was dead and got up close for more photos.  After a few shots, it repositioned itself, showing it was indeed still alive.” Snyder then pulled the bulb out of its mouth. He used a Canon EOS 50D and an 18-55mm lens without flash.

Related PhotoZone Resources
Join NWF and receive a subscription to National Wildlife Magazine!
    Flickr Icon           Facebook Icon           Twitter Icon           YouTube Icon   
People's Choice Award
sunflower with shades by Hira Punjabi

Judges pick the prize winners but you pick the People's Choice Award winner in this year's National Wildlife Photo Contest!

Vote for your favorite photos >>

Certify your yard today!