21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Frogs Spawning

These rare endemic frogs come down from the mountains to the river every spring to spawn. A small male frog clung to the back of a large female. This is a spawning behavior. The two frogs emerged from the water to breathe, surrounded by many eggs.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Kihoku-cho, Japan
Camera: E-M1MarkII
Copyright: © Erika Miura