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Anura posing Moving very slowly I managed to lay on the ground and get close enough (didnt have more than 50mm in my lens) to this lovely &quot;toad&quot;. Once I was done, he/she decided it was enough and went away.<br />
An anecdote on this photo: It was the second time I was meeting my fiance&#039;s family, we had just finished having dinner when I saw this toad near the table and I didnt have better idea than go and lay on the ground with the camera and external flash... When I looked back everyone was watching me :P <br />
BTW about the classification of the specie, looks like &quot;Rhinella&quot; species were once included in the &quot;Bufo&quot;s but now they are considered a subgenus by many herpetologists. Animals,Anura,Argentina,Geotagged,Rhinella arenarum,Toad,bufo arenarum,frog Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Anura posing

Moving very slowly I managed to lay on the ground and get close enough (didnt have more than 50mm in my lens) to this lovely "toad". Once I was done, he/she decided it was enough and went away.
An anecdote on this photo: It was the second time I was meeting my fiance's family, we had just finished having dinner when I saw this toad near the table and I didnt have better idea than go and lay on the ground with the camera and external flash... When I looked back everyone was watching me :P
BTW about the classification of the specie, looks like "Rhinella" species were once included in the "Bufo"s but now they are considered a subgenus by many herpetologists.

    comments (4)

  1. Fantastic, kameruchi! And interesting story, a new species on the site, a great location, and simply a stunning photo with beautiful light. This photo has it all, promoted. Posted 5 years ago
    1. Yay!! Thank you!! Very happy to hear someone likes it! :) Posted 5 years ago
  2. Really great shot, congrats!
    Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thank you Harry! :) Posted 5 years ago

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''Rhinella arenarum'' is a species of toad in the Bufonidae family that is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Uruguay, and possibly Paraguay.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, rivers, intermittent freshwater marshes, sandy shores, coastal freshwater lagoons, rural gardens, urban areas, ponds, seasonally flooded agricultural land, and canals and ditches.

Similar species: Frogs
Species identified by andy kameruchi
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By andy kameruchi

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Uploaded Jul 3, 2014. Captured Dec 30, 2012 02:28 in Ruta Provincial 11, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina.
  • Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
  • f/4.5
  • 1/100s
  • ISO800
  • 50mm