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A wet boulder ... no, wait! This is one of my favorite camouflage photos. Every time I look at this photo I have to search for the frogs, even though I know where they are! These frogs are great swimmers and even better clingers-on-to-wet-boulders-in-the-stream. Geotagged,Malaysia,Rock skipper,Staurois latopalmatus,Winter Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

A wet boulder ... no, wait!

This is one of my favorite camouflage photos. Every time I look at this photo I have to search for the frogs, even though I know where they are! These frogs are great swimmers and even better clingers-on-to-wet-boulders-in-the-stream.

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  1. You totally had me. At first, I thought...well John, the frog is clearly visible in the left. Especially of course when knowing something has to be there. Yet then you said frogS...and I'm....what!? Multiple?

    A perfect demonstration of bias and selective attention, totally fell for it.
    Posted 11 months ago
    1. It's definitely a harder puzzle in the wild, where you don't know whether there's anything on the boulder at all. Still pretty fun if you know the species though! Posted 11 months ago
      1. Oh yes, I'd probably overlook both in the wild. Yet overlooking a second one whilst knowing something is there, yet still missing it, that's classic. Posted 11 months ago
    2. I had the same reaction, Ferdy. I had to look again when I read 'frogs'. Posted 11 months ago
  2. What wonderful camouflage! Posted 11 months ago

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The rock skipper or Sabah splash frog is a frog in the family Ranidae. It is endemic to northern and western Borneo .

Similar species: Frogs
Species identified by John Sullivan
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By John Sullivan

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Uploaded Oct 25, 2020. Captured Feb 28, 2018 22:14 in Unnamed Road, 89300 Ranau, Sabah, Malaysia.
  • PENTAX K-3 II
  • f/16.0
  • 1/180s
  • ISO200
  • 50mm