Caught in a lake
Amboli bush frogs - In amplexus
There were lots of Amboli bush frogs in the area we stayed in Agumbe. We were surrounded by loud calls.. But spotting them is a different story..
We found 3 pairs of Amboli bush frogs in amplexus. All of them were found on the ground.
The calling males were perched on leaves. 1 male was slowly approaching this pair in amplexus.
I found 1 male just observing another pair in amplexus from 3 inches away. He never made a move. Their agreement seemed to work ;-D
The female would occasionally move with the male on its back. But nothing much happened that night.
This rare performance by this pair of beautiful frogs captured shot by shot and in sequence. The male is smaller than the female. They met on a coconut tree and both goes to the nearby well. The female goes down to the water and finds it unsuitable and goes away. I missed the the next events.
Wouldn't have found this beautiful frog if not for his calls... So well camouflaged, only the red webbing on his feet gave away him away.
He would stop calling when I was trying to find where he was. Then I had to wait for another 10 mins or so for him to resume his calls. Eventually i found him, deep inside the bush, beautifully camouflaged and at peace :-)