TOKYO-2018 Nature / Wildlife

Father Calling

  • Prize
    Bronze in Nature/Wildlife
  • Photographer
    Karthik Ak
  • Technical Info
    Nikon D5100,tamron 90 Mm Macro,iso 500,f/16, Yongnou Off Camera Flash With Diffuser At 1/16 Power
  • Photo Date
    16 August 2014

This night frog, endemic to the Western Ghats of India, exhibits a unique breeding behaviour. The males call for females, the females come and lay the eggs, then the males fertilise them. In this image, the male has successfully fertilised a clutch of eggs from a female. He is calling out for other females to lay eggs.