Mottled shovel-nosed frog (Hemisus marmoratus)

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Mottled shovel-nosed frog (Hemisus marmoratus)

Postby Amphibian » Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:04 pm

On a recent spearfishing trip into Mozambique I shot this sequence of a Mottled shovel-nosed frog (Hemisus marmoatus)
It was impressive to see the way this little guy just "dived" straight into the dirt. Thought it was worth sharing.

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The last photo is horribly out of focus but I added it anyway as it gives you an idea how quickly the frog was getting himself under cover.
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Re: Mottled shovel-nosed frog (Hemisus marmoratus)

Postby Mitton » Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:20 pm

Very nice sighting, thanks for shareing.
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Re: Mottled shovel-nosed frog (Hemisus marmoratus)

Postby Mr Venom » Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:31 am

Very stunning, and very cute!
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Re: Mottled shovel-nosed frog (Hemisus marmoratus)

Postby TJ&ACP » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:45 am

Excellent sequence of photo, not something a person sees every day. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Mottled shovel-nosed frog (Hemisus marmoratus)

Postby Westley Price » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:58 am

Great observation of an equally great species.

How long did the frog take to disappear?

Thanx for posting!
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Re: Mottled shovel-nosed frog (Hemisus marmoratus)

Postby Bushviper » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:38 am

Now that is why we have this forum! Things like this you just dont get to see everyday.

Thanks for posting that Amphibian.
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Re: Mottled shovel-nosed frog (Hemisus marmoratus)

Postby GOM » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:58 pm

Awesome post!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!
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