Mating Atelopus frogs

Mating Atelopus frogs

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Credit: DR MORLEY READ/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY.

Caption: Atelopus ignescens found in the Andes of Ecuador & Colombia & photographed here at 3050 metres in the Rio Mazan Valley, Ecuador. The male & female frogs travel around together in amplexus (mating embrace) for weeks or months before they spawn. This pair are seen in a bracket fungus.

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Keywords: amphibian, amplexus, animal, atelopus ignescens, colombia, ecuador, frog, frogs, mating, nature, tropical, wildlife, zoology

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