16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Bare Hearted Glass Frog on Leaf

In late April on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica, as the peak of the dry season wanes, one of the most interesting species of frogs in Central America begins to congregate around streams to reproduce. All glass frog species are known for their translucent skin, but the bare hearted glass frog has the most transparent undersides of any glass frogs, hence their name.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2017
Date Uploaded: 09.2018
Photo Location: Carate, Costa Rica
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Ben Blankenship