Wildlife Photography | If You’re Feeling Froggy

“I’m not a diva. I’m a tadpole trying to be a frog.”

(Toni Braxton)

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Northern Green Frog | click to enlarge

 

There she sits in wait, eyeing the world around her.

She is an opportunist, snatching anything up that will fit in her mouth, not the least of those being other frogs and lizards. The sweetest song to her ears sounds like the twang of a banjo, which is that mating song of her lover. “Gungk“!

 

Northern Green Frog

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Northern Green Frog

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She is not to be confused with a bull frog. No, she has delicate little skin folds that run from her eyes down her back. She breathes her fresh swamp air when she is on land with her lungs. When she is under water, she is able to take in oxygen through her skin (using blood vessels located just under the outer skin layer).

 

Northern Green Frog

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Northern Green Frog

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Well, at least I am not the only one who loves the sound of a banjo and feels like I’m a little girl tadpole just trying to be a frog.

 

 

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