This weeks WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the theme of Earth, which is appropriate, given that Saturday is Earth Day. So I figured that I would do a weeklong series of different views of the Earth that I have experienced. Feel free to join in with the fun!
In this seventh and final episode, I’d like to feature a group of animals that have adapted themselves perfectly to the water-rich planet that we call home: Amphibians. Their ability to make the best use of both water and land environment, has made them an evolutionary success story.
On top of that, they are often gorgeous to look at, such as this one….
This shot came about when I noticed this beautiful frog sitting next to a decorative pond; I decided to try and approach it, by crawling on my stomach to slowly get within shooting distance. As I got closer, I’d take another image or two, until I got myself hanging out over the pond to get this angle. After this shot, I put my camera down and gently pulled myself back on safe ground.
The frog never moved!
This images were captured with Canon EOS 1D MkII using an Canon EF 24-104mm f/4L lens. Exposure settings were 1/60 second at f/7.1 and 400 ISO.