Oriental Tree Frog, Ilfov County, Romania, by Razvan-Alexandru Duta

Picture Story

As for most of the people around the world, the pandemic came as a shock, and we were not spared of the several lockdowns either. Suddenly, we were not able to travel as much as we did in the past, having to focus our attention on surrounding areas instead. Luckily, we are living in the countryside and although we have a small backyard, we are constantly visited by birds and various amphibians. One late spring morning, sunshine and a deep silence everywhere, as the song goes, suddenly I started hearing a cacophony of sounds: purrrreeeek! purrrreeeek! I immediately knew it is the elusive oriental tree frog, but due to their ability to camouflage very well, I knew I would have a hard time finding it. Only, this time, he has chosen to hide in plain sight, on a moss-covered branch, basking in the sun rays escaping the foliage above. The rest of the story you have probably guessed it already: drop everything I was doing at that moment, ran straight to the house, get the camera, and voila! - the start of a photo session.

Hey Visitor
Did you know that now we offer a VIP membership? You can even select the currency you wish to pay with and even get priority on the images you send us. Take a look below to see what you can enjoy.

Benefits of VIP membership:
• Download 12 new issues of the magazine every year
• Download ALL back issues
• Upload and share up to 48 images per year via our monthly Photo Challenge
• Upload and share up to 24 images per year via our picture submission form
• Submission Priority – your submission goes to the front of the queue
• Fast Support – we aim to reply within 24 hours

Clare Disano • Editor

Subscribe to VIP

Please share this post:

Leave A Reply