By Barry Clarke
Лягушки, жабы, тритоны, саламандры и многое другое.
Потрясающий выбор цветов, форм, размеров и места обитания.
Они живут как в воде так и на суше , двигаются и плавают .
В книге серии фотографий этих существ .
Frogs, toads, newts, salamanders, and the infrequent caecilians are available a gorgeous array of colours, shapes, sizes and habitats.
They dwell either in water and on land and circulation in a very good number of methods from swimming, to hopping or even flying.
With a chain of in particular commissioned images, Amphibian appears to be like in close-up on the attention-grabbing ordinary background of those creatures from the intense green,
red-eyed tree frogs to boring, burrowing, worm-like caecilians from startling black and yellow fireplace salamanders to tiny obvious glass frogs.
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Some are brightly colored and highly poisonous, having complex chemicals in their skin. 5 cm long) to larger ones (up to 2 in, 5 cm), like the two highly colored frogs sitting on the leaves (right). Poison-darts are social animals, with complex territorial, courtship, and mating behaviors. POISONED DARTS The Choco Indians, who live in western Colombia in South America, poison the tips of their blowpipe darts with the toxin from poison-dart frogs. They remove the toxin by heating the live frog over a campfire.
Some species spend their entire lives in the topmost levels of the tree canopy high above the forest floor – they even breed up in the trees. Others (the so-called “flying” frogs) have also taken to the air, although they glide rather than fly. Not all tree frogs live in trees – they also live on bushes, reeds, sedges, grasses, and lily pads. Many distantly related families of frogs have adapted similarly, but independently, to life in these habitats. One of the most important adaptations is the development of disks, or sticky pads, on the fingers and toes for holding onto smooth leaf surfaces.
However, many salamanders do not have a free-living larval stage. Instead, the female salamander may lay her eggs on land to be guarded by either parent, or she may keep the eggs in her body (pp. 36–37). In each case, the salamander’s egg and larval development is the same as that of the newt but takes place inside either the egg capsule or the female’s body. In caecilians, the species with free-living larvae have large gills and, Female uses her like the adults, are limbless. feet to wrap Developing embryo Female crested newt Egg, previously wrapped in leaf that has opened, will become part of food chain newly laid egg in leaf of waterweed Newly laid egg 1 CAREFUL MOTHERS This female newt is using her feet to wrap waterweed carefully around every egg she lays.
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