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Green Argentine horned frog  Argentine Horned Frog,Ceratophrys ornata,Geotagged,Summer,Uruguay Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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  1. What a fantastic entry, Harry! This is the first photo on the site geotagged in Uruguay and it's also a fabulous species intro! Funny text regarding this species on Wikipedia:

    "Horned frogs hunt by remaining motionless, and waiting for prey. They will try to eat anything that can fit in their mouths, and some things that can't."
    Posted 5 years ago
    1. Sounds like my eating habits, the part about things that don't fit in my mouth :) Posted 5 years ago
  2. Wow... composition is spot on, sharp, lighting... all excellent! :) and what an interesting subject too! :)

    Fantastic shot indeed! :)
    Posted 5 years ago
  3. Such a funny frog!
    Bring a big smile on my face :)
    Posted 5 years ago
  4. Fantastic shot! Great comp and lighting. Was this in the wild? Posted 5 years ago
  5. It was, took a fair bit of chasing. Thanks for the kind words!
    Posted 5 years ago
  6. Off to the arctic soon so fingers crossed will be posting some polar bears, walruses, arctic foxes, maybe even some whales etc Posted 5 years ago

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The Argentine Horned Frog (Ceratophrys ornata), also known as the Argentine wide-mouthed Frog or Ornate pacman frog, is the most common species of Horned Frog, from the grasslands of Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. A voracious eater, it will attempt to swallow anything that moves close to its wide mouth, such as insects, and rodents, lizards and other frogs, even if this predator would suffocate in the process. It is also kept as an exotic pet.

Similar species: Frogs
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Harry Lyndon-Skeggs

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Uploaded Feb 25, 2015. Captured Feb 21, 2015 01:22 in 100, Uruguay.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/16.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO250
  • 105mm