21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Close up of a frog eye

Although they are called tree frogs they are amphibians so they also spend a lot time in the water. Especially after it rains they will lay eggs and breed. Tree frogs can change color and either appear more brown or green depending on what they’re doing. Their eyes are better adapted to night vision and because of the shape of their head and eyes they can see 360 without moving their heads. Frogs use their eyes to help them swallow food by pushing their eyes into the back of their head to gulp. Frogs are important to the ecosystem and eat mosquitoes.

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Date Taken: 08.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, United States of America
Copyright: © Tasneem Ahsanullah