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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
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Two male American toads (Bufo americanus) attempt to amplex, or mate, with a female toad. Nearby, dozens of other males are calling for mates. Males can sometime overwhelm females to the point that the females actually drown.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2012
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: New York, New York, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II N
Copyright: © Geoffrey Giller