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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Egg Guardian

A Jaguar Leaf Frog guarding his brood on a misty night in the Peruvian Amazon. He was perched above a temporary pool, occasionally adding a sharp croak to the chorus of calling anurans, with a watchful eye on the Dwarf Caiman lurking nearby.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Peru
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Ben Schweinhart