Green-Backed Mantella

Green-Backed Mantella, Nosy Mangabe, MadagascarA few weeks ago I posted a white-fronted brown lemur photographed on the small island of Nosy Mangabe, just off the much larger island of Madagascar to which it belongs. Here’s another of the colorful locals from Nosy Mangabe. This time a small tree frog called the green-backed mantella. Unfortunately, this beauty is endangered due to habitat loss. It is also popular in the pet trade, although highly regulated due to its conservation status.
Nikon D200 with Nikkor 80-200mm lens (at 200mm) with Canon 500D close up filter attached, ISO 100, f/22 at 1/60th of a second, two Nikon SB-600 flash units

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  1. Sue January 30, 2018 at 11:54 pm #

    What an unusual frog. Nice capture! Too bad their habitat is diminishing. That, coupled with their desirability among the nefarious wildlife traffickers, does not bode well for these amazing amphibians.

  2. michael huber January 31, 2018 at 9:34 pm #

    oh what happen to this poor frog, it looks like he fell paint bucket. )

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