Bruno D'Amicis - Spring singer

 

As soon as temperatures get milder and the nights moister in spring, tree frogs appear on their breeding grounds –marshes, ponds and streams– around the area where I live. The unmistakable and monotonous mating call of the males is for me the true sign that winter is over in the Apennines. I have been enjoying the presence of tree frogs since my childhood. Because of their lemon-green skin, the sticky toes and their “cute” look, I have always considered them an example of perfect Nature’s design. But times are changing fast, for them too. In fact, many of the ponds where, as a kid, I was searching for them and newts are now dry or have been replaced by buildings. This, together with the world-wide decline of amphibians populations doesn’t assure them a brighter future…
I can’t really think of a world without them. Can you?


Location: Abruzzi, Italy

Tags: amphibians, bruno damicis, hyla intermedia, italian, spring, tree frog



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Comments

  1. David Guimaraes said:

    20/04/2012 23:50

    Brutal, original and unique! Great Shot!

  2. João Petronilho said:

    21/04/2012 16:15

    Worths of David are my worths to this fantastic photo!!!!!!!!!

  3. Werner said:

    22/04/2012 17:11

    Really good!!!

  4. Òscar Domínguez said:

    23/04/2012 14:15

    Great shot Bruno!

  5. Olivier ESNAULT said:

    24/04/2012 14:55

    unusual shot af a tiny frog. I like it a lot !
    Olivier

  6. Stefano Baglioni said:

    24/04/2012 20:52

    Bruno, this picture is fantastic, great composition
    congratulations

    Ste

  7. Theo said:

    02/05/2012 13:21

    Very cool shot, great Bruno!