PHOTO: Photographer captures cute frog using leaf as an umbrella

"When the frog saw me watching him, he stayed quiet but just carried on with his funny behavior."

This tiny frog shows even amphibians don't like getting wet sometimes by turning a leaf into a makeshift umbrella. Credit: Solent News  This tiny frog shows even amphibians don't like getting wet sometimes by turning a leaf into a makeshift umbrella. Credit: Solent News

 

This tiny frog shows even amphibians don’t like getting wet sometimes by turning a leaf into a makeshift umbrella. The green frog took shelter under the tropical plant to escape the shower in his jungle abode.

 

 

Photographer Muhammad Ridha, 27, spotted the creature trying to dodge the raindrops while out for a walk near his home in Borneo, Indonesia.

 

Photographer's view


“When the frog saw me watching him, he stayed quiet but just carried on with his funny behavior," says Muhammad Ridha, 27, from Singkawang, Borneo, Indonesia.

Photographic moment


Ridha stayed for half an hour to capture the fantastic images of the human-mimicking amphibian using his 50mm lens. “I have never seen anything like this before so decided to wait for that perfect moment,” the photographer said. “By great coincidence, I was there to see the frog holding onto the leaf stem like a person would clutch the handle of an umbrella.”

Frog facts


Species: 178 known species with 130 of these (73.3 per cent) found only in Borneo.

World first:The Bornean Flat-headed Frog (Barbourula kalimantanensis) is the world’s only lungless frog. It absorbs oxygen through its skin (has a flattened body and broad head to give it more surface area through which to absorb oxygen.

 
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