Bronze 2019 Nature / Underwater

Becoming A Frog

  • Prize
    Bronze in Nature/Underwater
  • Photographer
    Karen Burgess
  • Technical Info
    Nikon D800, Nikor Micro Lens 22ml, 1/00 F/20 Iso 800
  • Photo Date
    Dec 2018 - Feb 2019

The seemingly tranquil world of a suburban pond covered with water lilies is anything but. I rescued some Striped Marsh frog’s eggs from an evaporating puddle and was able to photograph their development which is more like a slasher film on a micro scale than a Disney movie. The struggle of metamorphosing from an aquatic to air breathing creature was simply fascinating in its savagery.