Cool Frogs, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Stone cold @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

There really is no other way to describe a frog’s appearance.

Snoop-Frog @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Add a pair of sunglasses to his facial impressions and call him ‘Snoop-Frog’! How are you doing? Frogs are nocturnal and could do with a pair of sunnies during daytime hours. 

Hanging out @ Cairns, Tropical Northern Queensland, Australia

Why isn’t there a superhero called ‘frog-man’?

Super-Frog @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Or superfrog? That would be super cool.

Dark knight @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Stalking the dark to fight for freedom and fairness.

Ninjas @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Our Japanese friends could film Ninja-frogs?

Sumo Frog @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

A sumo-wrestling frog perhaps? Anatawa totemo kiere desin!

Puppet @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

At least we have ‘Kermit the frog’.

Engaging @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

What would human kind have done with out this engaging muppet?

Greetings from Australia @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Australia’s Green Tree-Frog is one of the most encountered frogs in the land Down Under. 

Human company @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

This is most likely because they don’t mind human company.

Mesmerising @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

And I really enjoy theirs. 

Taking advantage @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

It may not be our charming characters rather then the housing we provide, within our housing. 

Drained out @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Green Tree frogs really enjoy our drainage system. Always cool, moist and a solid wall that prevails predators is most definitely good enough reason to move in. Not to mention the high vantage point.

A frog’s super power @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Climbing 90 degree walls and pipes are accomplished in style and with grace.

Sucker pads @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

The frog’s sucker pads give a sturdy grip on any surface at any body angle.

G’day mate @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Say hi!

Toilet visitors @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Green Tree Frogs are frequently seen in toilet blocks. There is plenty of moisture in the toilet bowl.

Sinking in @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Or a sink. It is a favourite hangout spot for them.

Smile @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Either way, the colours are striking within a frog’s smile.

Aiming for us? @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Frogs have a surprisingly high scaring factor for us humans.

Green frog tea @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Being jumped on by a frog is not everyone’s cuppa  green tea.

Slap that shuffle @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

It just feels weird for us when frogs slap-land on our skin.

Say a prayer @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

One can only pray it doesn’t happen.

Secreted skin @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Their secreted skin prevents frogs from dehydration. Many amphibians are highly toxic, which Mother Nature displays with vast coloured warning patterns.

Surprise @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

The fact, that frogs could appear anywhere is just fabulous.

Cute visitors @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

I had a few cute surprises.

Doug and his shuffle @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

There’s the working kinda frog.

Gardener @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Lending a sucky foot for some gardening endeavour.

Overview @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

He knows what needs done.

Tradie @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Now that is a frosty glance, tradies be aware.

Toss it in the bin @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Another is the toilet clerk. Don’t be a tosser. (Australian add for rubbish management!)

Too much pressure @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

A tyre mechanic sure knows his pressure point.

Not done and dusted @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Sorry about the dust. 

Howling to the moon @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Increasing moonlight gives a better chance to see, which works both ways.

Camouflage @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Frogs are generally hard to spot within heir natural habitat.

Motionless @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

They blend in with surrounding foliage motionless. It’s best not to be seen.

I am here @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

But heard. Where could she be?

Calling out @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Frog concerts are naturally legendary. Sounds of nature at night time are just amazing.

Frog concert @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

I actually am listening to a frog concert at this very moment.

Camp invasion @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Sometimes, frogs decide to visit their camping neighbours by the creek.

Insects? @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Making themselves at home where ever they can. That neighbour was me with my lens.

Step carefully @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

It was a brilliant spectacle and I had to step carefully. Little green frogs hopping all around me is a seriously cool incident.

Incognito @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

The light attracts insects and predators follow.

Adamant @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

There isn’t much moisture on that dusty tire though. Our mechanic-frog sure is adamant.

Hitching a ride @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Hitching a ride on bigger frogs looks pragmatic, but not necessarily comfortable.

Size matters @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Males are generally smaller then females and claim their prize. First come, first serve. However, a firm grip is required for sudden quick movements by the female.

Hanging on @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Frogs often sit still for quite a while, which gives me the opportunity to change my camera settings.

Monochrome @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

I really like this monochrome capture.

Disco ball @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

A frontal view exposes little ripples, that reflect light back into the lens.

Sepia reflections @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

And reflections. 

Car wheels @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Back at camp, our mechanic was still busy doing cartwheels.

Towair pressure @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Must have something to do with this ‘black towair’.

Thoughtful @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Mhh?! What Would ‘MacGyver’ do?

C’est la vie @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

It’s a frog’s life. 

Mature size @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Australian Green Tree-Frogs can reach up to 11,5 cm’s according to the experts.

Mature in nature @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

At this length, they would be close to their life expectancy of 16 years.

Jump @ Coffs Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Long live ’sumo-snooper-frog’. 

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