12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
the children and the toad

I went to my son's school to take some photographs for the end of the year slideshow. This toad came hopping by when we were outside. The children were falling over themselves trying to touch and hold the little toad. It was so hard to get a picture with all the movement and hands but this one shot came out and captures the curiosity and fascination of the children. The toad was quickly released and went on his way - he was such a good sport!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
Copyright: © Melissa Nordan