Flying frogs from Sahyadri, India
I was walking back to my resort from little stroll I took near a farm. I was alone in the night and hence didn't over-confidently ventured the forest full of Indian Gaur (Largest bovine in the world), Panthers, and what not... I was almost approaching the resort property and "kdrrrrooooaadk...!!!" sound I heard!!! I stopped right there as I knew that was Malabar Flying Frog male croaking. Immediately fired my torch in the direction of next croak and there he was... I had my camera around my neck and inside my poncho as it was drizzling continuously. I took some records and then looked around with the help of my torch, and there was a large female individual right beside me at few feet distance but we were separated by a short wall. That was manageable as I had 70-300mm and I put my flash on its high output settings. I then immediately called my parents from resort to show them this natural wonder as very rarely our family accompany us in the forests and this was the opportunity I would never want to miss. Showed my mom the male, female and yes a mating pair too.
Female of this species
Mating of this species
The Malabar gliding frog or Malabar flying frog is a Rhacophorid tree frog species found in the Western Ghats of India.