16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Clutch of Frog Eggs with Wriggling Tadpoles

Along a jungle stream on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica, I came across this clutch of frog eggs suspended from a leaf. These eggs, nearly ready to hatch, each housed a wriggling tadpole. Soon, the eggs will hatch, and the tadpoles will drop into the stream below to begin the next phase of their lives.

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