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Manohari - The mesmerizing beauty One of the reed frog species that i was after during my recent visit to the southern most tip of the Ancient Western Ghats.<br />
I was looking for the even more stunning frog, then suddenly this guy popped up on one of Ochlandra reed leaf. He was facing away from me, initially i thought it to be blue eyed bush frog, which is found in parts of western ghats as we move upward. But then as he turned towards me, i was stunned by its beautiful eyes, then my friend Umesh said its manohari!!!. I was in awe seeing the beautiful frog. <br />
The frog is named after the dutiful PCCF T.M. TManoharan of Kerala. Manohari also means a beauty that steals ones heart!! It indeed stole my heart. What a beautiful specimen!.<br />
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Manohari - The mesmerizing beauty

One of the reed frog species that i was after during my recent visit to the southern most tip of the Ancient Western Ghats.
I was looking for the even more stunning frog, then suddenly this guy popped up on one of Ochlandra reed leaf. He was facing away from me, initially i thought it to be blue eyed bush frog, which is found in parts of western ghats as we move upward. But then as he turned towards me, i was stunned by its beautiful eyes, then my friend Umesh said its manohari!!!. I was in awe seeing the beautiful frog.
The frog is named after the dutiful PCCF T.M. TManoharan of Kerala. Manohari also means a beauty that steals ones heart!! It indeed stole my heart. What a beautiful specimen!.

    comments (6)

  1. Another wonderful species introduction and what a lovely name! I do like to hear about how something got its name and also reading about the story behind the shot, thank you! Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thank you Claire. I do try to find out why it was named so. In India, most of the frog species were being named after a person or the place name where it was first documented. But now the trend is changing, the new species is named after its behavior or its physical appearance, which in a way is very good. Posted 4 years ago
  2. Really awesome photo, Karthik, one of my favs. Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thank you Fredy :) Posted 4 years ago
  3. Superb !!! Very beautifull!! Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thank you :) Posted 4 years ago

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''Raorchestes manohari'' is a species of frog of the genus Raorchestes found in Bonacaud in the Western Ghats of Kerala in India. The species is named after ''T. M. Manoharan'', Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Kerala.

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Uploaded Nov 29, 2015. Captured Oct 3, 2015 18:49.
  • NIKON D7200
  • f/9.0
  • 1/160s
  • ISO320
  • 90mm