Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Malabar Flying Frog

I happened to spot another green tree frog in my front yard, one that looked exactly like the previous one I spotted in my house. I was walking by some green shrubs when I noticed, across the leaves, a green frog with its eyes closed and dozing off.


I really like this shot!


There is a possibility that it was the same individual I spotted before, as it looked very much the same. I decided to do some research and managed to identify it as the Malabar Flying Frog. They are a common species of tree frog found mainly in the Western Ghats of India. The term flying frog is derived from the ability to break their fall in leaps by stretching the webbing between their toes.


As it became dark, he opened its eyes and became active. He hopped onto the nearby leaves while I snapped a couple of shots.


I actually got to handle this frog as it hopped onto my shoulder while I was shooting it. As I placed him back on the leaf, I realized his right front leg was holding onto my finger, as if he didn't want to let go! I saw this as a great opportunity for a fantastic photograph, and immediately grabbed a shot.


I really enjoyed this fella. He's beautiful, elegant, and not so commonly seen in these areas. Although I've met him twice already, I sure wish to see him again.

7 comments:

Noushka said...

Hello Shawn!
I love your pictures of this frog, especially the "hand-shake"! lol!!
I sure wish you'll seen him again! :)
I hope to see more!

Shawn said...

Thanks Noushka for your wonderful comment! :-)

MikeMysterious said...

Wow You're a young guy with a ton of talent! This blog is so cute. The frog is absolutely stunning. Keep up the amazing work! :)

MikeMysterious said...

Wow You're a young guy with a ton of talent! This blog is so cute. The frog is absolutely stunning. Keep up the amazing work! :)

Shawn said...

Thanks Mike for your compliments!

Eunice Soh said...

Great frog photos :)

Shawn said...

Thanks Eunice! :D

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