Archive for 'Hylidae'

Chaco tree frog (Hypsiboas raniceps)

During the day it’s much harder to find the frogs as you don’t have their sounds to hone in on, nor are they sitting out in the sun. In one of the many ponds emerging around the lodge I found these two individuals – both clinging onto water hyacinth leaves. Both with relatively minimal shade, […]

Chaco tree frog (Hypsiboas raniceps)

The nights at SouthWild Pantanal were filled with the sounds of frogs of many sizes and colors, and I was lucky to be able to reach this species without going deep into the water where apparently most of them were located. This pond was not far from the water tower of the lodge and I […]

Paradoxical frog (Pseudis paradoxa)

It’s the beginning of the wet season, and there are frogs everywhere. The nights are filled with the songs of many species and it might seem a simple task to find them. They are very sensitive to movement, and how the sound waves are changed by a moving object like my body. With patience you’ll […]

Veined treefrog (Trachycephalus venulosus)

The rainy season has barely begun in Pantanal, but frogs are everywhere. This frog is climbing the walls of SouthWild Pantanal, and is one of many species I encountered. A frog haven! It’s also called milky treefrog, as the frog excretes a milky substance when caught.

Polka-dot Treefrog (Hypsiboas punctatus)

I stopped on the Transpantaneira in Pantanal to photograph some orchids out in the swamp. I managed to walk a few steps until I realised I was walking on floating vegetation that was slowly giving way to my modest weight. I was unsure as to the depth of the water, and unwillingly returned towards the […]

Veined treefrog (Trachycephalus venulosus)

This is one of a few frogs species I found when I stayed in Porto Jofre. When agitated the frog releases a milky substance from the skin which is very irritating to humans – handle with care! Also called Milky treefrog and pepper treefrog.