20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Bullfrog leaping into the air to capture a Dragonfly passing by.

Few people realize that a frog's eyes help him swallow his food. This frog has spotted a Dragonfly flying by, and as he is in the air, he retracts his eyes into his head. You can see the bumps (eyes) on the roof of his mouth. Because the saliva on the frog's tongue is very sticky, the eyes help him swallow by knocking the Dragonfly off his tongue.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D5
Copyright: © Katherine Davis