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Eggs of a Red-eyed Treefrog
Agalychnis callidryas

Location

Barro Colorodo Island, Panama

Date

03/10/2017

Description

This is a photo of tiny frog embryos that are visible inside a clutch of red-eyed treefrog eggs that stick to a leaf overhanging a little pond. The embryos can hatch prematurely when a predator attacks and they can propel themselves into the safety of a pond below.

Photo Link

https://www.instagram.com/p/BZyI0H8Hc3G/

Learn More

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-the-tree-frog-has-redefined-our-view-of-biology-165716397/#:~:text=Red%2Deyed%20tree%20frogs%2C%20Agalychnis,five%20days%20old%2C%20she%20says
Christian Ziegler
Tropical biologist turned photojournalist for Max-Planck for Animal Behavior and NatGeo.
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