19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Cat-eyed snake killing a frog

When I was herping on the Osa peninsula, I saw two frogs in amplexus. I told my friend "Amplexus"! Right then, a cat-eyed snake launched itself from under me onto the male of the couple and killed it right in front of us. I had totally overlooked the snake that was there. It was incredible to witness this scene.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
Camera: ILCE-7RM4
Copyright: © Roman Willi