Smurfs: a strange title for a blog post about yet another amazing frog species… But after seeing these frogs, one can easily understand how this species got a nickname. Continue reading
Yesterday I received more good news. The tadpole picture shown here below received the first prize in the category “compact cameras” in the Our World Underwater 2014 photo and video competition.
I am happy to announce that I won the first prize of a nationwide amphibian photography contest in India. The winning picture (above, but differently cropped here) shows a male Bombay night frog (Nyctibatrachus humayuni) calling next to an egg clutch in its environment above a forest stream.
I am currently in Bolivia to study the critically endangered frog Psychrophrynella illimani in the high Andes. I will post some more information about this work in a separate blog post. Continue reading »
Earlier this month I was invited to a good friend’s wedding in Austria. The week before the festivities, I took a short holiday in the Alps Continue reading »
When the Edible frogs (Pelophylax kl. esculentus) are calling again, one knows that summer arrived. On hot days and nights, loud choruses of this frog can be heard. It is a species that can be found in garden ponds and its noisy Continue reading »
The adult common frogs and toads (Rana temporaria and Bufo bufo respecitively) are already back in their land habitat for a while, but they have left their offspring in the water. These can be observed Continue reading »
The Chile Mountains False Toad (Telmatobufo venustus) is a remarkable animal. Not only is it spectacularly colored, but it has a quite interesting life history as well (at least the known part…). Continue reading »
“Red beast in trouble” is what you read in the logo on top. And they are in trouble indeed. Despite scientific reports proving that hunting does not Continue reading »
I have compiled a short movie of some fragments shot during the past underwater sessions. I’m not really into movie making, but sometimes it is just fun to see some of the action: