Posts Tagged ‘frogs’

Nature Photography at Manchester Museum

Bell's horned frog, Ceratophrys ornata, South America

Our second photography workshop at Manchester Museum on November 24 and 25th, had 10 participants, all of whom had an opportunity to photograph a selection of the frogs from the museum’s collection and, as a bonus, a brightly coloured panther chameleon.  The weekend appeared to go well and everybody went home with some excellent images […]

Asian tree hole frogs

Treehole Frog, Metaphrynella pollicaris, Bukit Fraser, Malaysia

This is a short note about a couple of frogs from South East Asia that are rarely seen or photographed. The narrow-mouthed frogs, Microhylidae, include over 300 species in 69 genera, distributed throughout the warmer parts of the world but notably in Madagascar, New Guinea and South East Asia, where diversity within the family is […]

Photographing extinct species

Atelopus ignescens, Paramo near Guaranda, Ecuadorian Andes, now extinct

This is something that none of us ever want to do but, if you photograph enough frogs, sooner or later one of them is likely to become extinct: an estimated 30% of all amphibian species are likely to be lost forever in the next 50 years. For instance, in 1985 on my first trip to […]

Borneo September 2011

Small jumping spider, Kinabalu National Park, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo

In September I led a small group of eco-tourists to Sabah, Borneo.  This was my fourth trip, although the itinerary has been different each time. On this occasion I stayed on for a short time to visit the Mulu National Park, in Sarawak, which I had not visited before, and the Mount Kinabalu National Park, […]