Images of a Red Eyed Tree Frog found in Caribbean lowlands of Costa Rica.
Tree frogs all have adhesive disks and webbing between their fingers and toes. They all have bulging eyes and can pretty much get as flat as they want. In fact, while photographing these frogs it was difficult to re-position them because there was no way to get them unstuck from the leaf they were on. We used a branch, slowly rolled it underneath them and eventually they would grab on with their fingers.
Red Eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas)
This frog is a tree frog but due to its distinct characteristics it has also have been classified in a sub-family of leaf frogs. Many call this the most photographed frog in the world and why? Just look at the pictures. It has brilliant blues, oranges, yellows and those gorgeous red eyes with vertical pupils.
These frogs can normally be found high in the tree-tops but during long periods of rain these frogs get more active. At night they travel down to ponds for breeding. The male hops on the female’s back and they go together to a protected area around non-moving water. The female drops the 30 or so eggs and the male puts his fertilizer all over them. They can do this as many as five times in one night. Go froggies!
Notice the transparent gold colored membrane covering his eyes. This is his lower eyelid and actually comes up from the bottom when the frog is sleeping and jumping.
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