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Red-Eyed Tree Frog

Agalychnis callidryas


Very colorful, almost cartoonish tree frog, spotted in the Manual Antonio National Park in Costa Rica. At night, they come out to patrol for insects. Taking photos at night requires much patience...these guys can jump, and at times difficult to photo.


This spotting was in the Pacific Coast forest in Costa Rica. I have only spotted them in trees.

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CalebSteindel 3 years ago

Congrats, Jim!

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 3 years ago

Thanks again to all...this one made my day.

LaurenZarate 3 years ago

Lovely! Congratulations!

Congratulations Jim !

sunnyjosef 3 years ago

Wow!! Congrats Jim!!

Gorgeous Jim,congrats on the well deserved first place and thanks for sharing

LisaPowers 3 years ago

Congratulations Jim! Love your work, Thank you for sharing your passion with us!

The MnMs
The MnMs 3 years ago


EmilieChich 3 years ago


Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 3 years ago

My thanks to Project Noah! Nature and photography are my passion, and Project Noah is an excellent venue for everyone to showcase our efforts.

LarryGraziano 3 years ago

Congratulations Jim for your incredible spotting!

AshleyT 3 years ago

Congrats Jim, your beautiful Red-eyed Tree Frog placed 1st in the amphibians category for the Best of 2015! Here is the link for the '2016 Best Wildlife Photo mission so you can add more fantastic spottings for this year! www.projectnoah.org/missions/2004046002

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AshleyT 3 years ago

Congrats Jim, your colorful Red-eyed Tree Frog has made the top 10 amphibian spottings in the '2015 Best Wildlife Photo' mission! Rangers are voting on the top 10 amphibian spottings, and the top 3 will be announced on February 2nd. The top 3 spottings will be commented on here on the site, but make sure you keep a look out on our Facebook app page for the announcement as well! Congratulations on making the top 10! https://www.facebook.com/projectnoah

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Great spotting!

ClaudiaGalindo 4 years ago

Hey James! Indeed, I see we like the same subjects, nature is so amazing huh? Thank you for following, I am following you as well!

JoshuaGSmith 4 years ago

Nice series!!

SukanyaDatta 4 years ago

So colourful.

Beauty !

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 4 years ago

Per Claudia's advice, I could not, after some investigation, disagree. This spotting was updated eliminating the third photo.

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 4 years ago

Claudia...thanks for the heads-up. Let me check it out. I was with a naturalist when these photos were taken, and I do not hold myself out as an expert. Stay tuned.

ClaudiaGalindo 4 years ago

Hello, I believe the third photo shows a glass frog and not a red eyed tree frog. They are 2 different animals: http://amphibianrescue.org/2011/08/15/sm...

Jim Nelson
Spotted by
Jim Nelson

Bahía Ballena, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Lat: 9.16, Long: -83.74

Spotted on Dec 9, 2011
Submitted on Feb 17, 2015

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