There really is no other way to describe a frog’s appearance.
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.
Why isn’t there a superhero called ‘frog-man’?
Or superfrog? That would be super cool.
Stalking the dark to fight for freedom and fairness.
Our Japanese friends could film Ninja-frogs?
A sumo-wrestling frog perhaps? Anatawa totemo kiere desin!
At least we have ‘Kermit the frog’.
What would human kind have done with out this engaging muppet?
Australia’s Green Tree-Frog is one of the most encountered frogs in the land Down Under.
This is most likely because they don’t mind human company.
And I really enjoy theirs.
It may not be our charming characters rather then the housing we provide, within our housing.
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.
Climbing 90 degree walls and pipes are accomplished in style and with grace.
The frog’s sucker pads give a sturdy grip on any surface at any body angle.
Green Tree Frogs are frequently seen in toilet blocks. There is plenty of moisture in the toilet bowl.
Or a sink. It is a favourite hangout spot for them.
Either way, the colours are striking within a frog’s smile.
Frogs have a surprisingly high scaring factor for us humans.
Being jumped on by a frog is not everyone’s cuppa green tea.
It just feels weird for us when frogs slap-land on our skin.
One can only pray it doesn’t happen.
Their secreted skin prevents frogs from dehydration. Many amphibians are highly toxic, which Mother Nature displays with vast coloured warning patterns.
The fact, that frogs could appear anywhere is just fabulous.
I had a few cute surprises.
There’s the working kinda frog.
Lending a sucky foot for some gardening endeavour.
He knows what needs done.
Now that is a frosty glance, tradies be aware.
Another is the toilet clerk. Don’t be a tosser. (Australian add for rubbish management!)
A tyre mechanic sure knows his pressure point.
Sorry about the dust.
Increasing moonlight gives a better chance to see, which works both ways.
Frogs are generally hard to spot within heir natural habitat.
They blend in with surrounding foliage motionless. It’s best not to be seen.
But heard. Where could she be?
Frog concerts are naturally legendary. Sounds of nature at night time are just amazing.
I actually am listening to a frog concert at this very moment.
Sometimes, frogs decide to visit their camping neighbours by the creek.
Making themselves at home where ever they can. That neighbour was me with my lens.
It was a brilliant spectacle and I had to step carefully. Little green frogs hopping all around me is a seriously cool incident.
The light attracts insects and predators follow.
There isn’t much moisture on that dusty tire though. Our mechanic-frog sure is adamant.
Hitching a ride on bigger frogs looks pragmatic, but not necessarily comfortable.
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.
Frogs often sit still for quite a while, which gives me the opportunity to change my camera settings.
I really like this monochrome capture.
A frontal view exposes little ripples, that reflect light back into the lens.
Back at camp, our mechanic was still busy doing cartwheels.
Must have something to do with this ‘black towair’.
Mhh?! What Would ‘MacGyver’ do?
It’s a frog’s life.
Australian Green Tree-Frogs can reach up to 11,5 cm’s according to the experts.
At this length, they would be close to their life expectancy of 16 years.
Long live ’sumo-snooper-frog’.