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Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Northern Red-legged Frog (Rana aurora)

Frogs Continued...

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Northern Red-legged Frog (Rana aurora)

Except this is a frog native to the Northwest. This species comes in a variety of colors (see above, a different individual photographed in spring), and they are noted for the red tinted legs. However, they are occasionally red all over such as this beautiful female...


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Northern Red-legged Frog (Rana aurora)

As it is with many native frogs in the west, northern red-legged frogs are not competing well with imported bull frogs. They are slowly disappearing from their traditional habitats.


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jumping Northern Red-legged Frog (Rana aurora)

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Northern Red-legged Frog (Rana aurora)

4 comments:

R. Peyton Hale said...

Michael, that first up close photo of R. aurora is one of the best amphibians shots I've seen. Absolutely amazing!

OregonWild said...

Thanks Peyton! Frogs have such character, but it can be surprisingly hard to capture in an image.

Generic Cialis said...

The pictures are incredible, one of the best I had ever seen.

Naomi Ruth Thompson said...

These are beautiful <3

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