Rough-scaled feeding

ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR

On a rainy summer’s evening a rock-lined cascade echoes with the mass chorus of Litoria chloris (Red-eyed Tree Frog) competing to mate. But potential mates are not the only animal active in the rainforest tonight. The highly venomous Tropidechis carinatus (Rough-scaled Snake) is on the prowl, and again the frog is competing – this time for its life.

Mt Glorious, Queensland

Canon EOS 50D, Canon 100mm f2.8 macro, 580EX11 speedlight, Canon 430EX11 speedlight, 1/250, f22, iso 320

by Jeremy Ringma, Queensland