Apr 12, 2012

Picture of the Day: The Wisdom of the Ancients




wise looking skeptical waxy monkey leaf frog wisdom of ancients Picture of the Day: The Wisdom of the Ancients

Photograph via opoipo on Reddit


Wise, inquisitive, skeptical; whatever comes to mind when you see this striking elder frog it certainly grabs your attention. What we do know is that it is a Phyllomedusa sauvagii, commonly known as the Waxy Monkey Leaf Frog, belonging to the subfamily of South and Central American leaf frogs that inhabits the Chaco (dry prairie) of Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay.

Males and females range from about 2 to 3 inches in length, with the females usually about 25% larger than males. They move by walking rather than hopping, which is the reason for the “monkey” in their name. [Source: Wikipedia]

Unfortunately the comments on Reddit nor a reverse image search on Google and Tineye revealed the source of this photograph. If you know who captured this fantastic shot, please advise in the comments.