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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Father Calling

This night frog, endemic to the Western Ghats of India, exhibits a unique breeding behavior. The males call for females, the females come and lay the eggs, then the males fertilize them. In this image, the male has successfully fertilized a clutch of eggs from a female. He is calling out for other females to lay eggs.

This photo is a finalist in the Natural World category of our 14th Annual Photo Contest. See all 70 finalists here.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Amboli, India
Camera: NIKON D5100
Copyright: © Karthik ak
Awards
Photo of the Day: 12.13.16
Editor's Pick
Finalist