21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

While observing the breeding behavior of toads, one pair slowly lifted their bodies as they attempted to emerge from the water. There was no current at all, so the surface of the water was calm and just as they were about to emerge, their figures were clearly visible on the surface.

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Date Taken: 04.2023
Date Uploaded: 10.2023
Photo Location: Kihoku-cho,Mie, Japan
Copyright: © Daisuke Kurashima