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Drab Treefrog

Smilisca sordida


Approx 5cm total (likely female for size). Colours change dramatically between night and day.


Caribbean lowland wet forest

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27 Comments (1–25)

Desmond.E.S.O 8 years ago

That little frog is acting like a supermodel! Fantastic spotting!

melanie.hill 9 years ago

Thanks for submitting this fantastic spotting to Mission WILD! We've just featured your photo on The WILD Foundation's Facebook page. Check it out here:

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 9 years ago

There's nothing drab about that posture. An excellent spotting of this little poser.

Congratulations ! What a cute poser !

pennymomof2 9 years ago

Love this! Like she is posing

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 9 years ago

love this crazy fellow .... Congratz....

RobThacker 9 years ago

One cool dude, thank you for sharing

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 9 years ago

The first photo is awesome. Great capture!

Congratulations on the SOTD!! Amazing picture....Yes!! Pura Vida Frog!! : )

manuelariasarias77 9 years ago

Thank you everyone - Manuel takes a lot of his photos as records for the biological station where he works. As a number of the amphibians are very similar in appearance (and there have been a few discussions in the area about hybrids), he takes close-ups of different features including the feet and bellies. In order to reduce contact, he usually places them on a leaf, either in his hand or if sturdy enough, directly on a plant. Having just discovered the continuous photo feature on his camera, he was able to get a few shots as the frog turned from back to belly. This was the only clear one, but very Costa Rica - Pura Vida

DDO 9 years ago

How spontaneous! Great job!

MacChristiansen 9 years ago

Congratulations Manuel on your SOTD

dotun55 9 years ago

Most dramatic frog pose I've seen! Now I'm not talking about web images, graphics or animation. He's like "hey, watcha looking at?"

dotun55 9 years ago

He's like "hey, watcha looking at?"

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 9 years ago

Sweet spotting! Great pose.

Tiz 9 years ago

Hahaha! Fantastic pose! What a great moment manuel :)

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 9 years ago

Congratulations Manuel. Groovy frog!

Congratulations Manuel !

tibiprada 9 years ago

♥ ♥ ♥

WOW! You deserve it 'Mr. Kermit'. :)) Congratulations Manuel. Nice work and 'what a pose. ))

patty 9 years ago

Congratulations Manuel; it is an awesome frog and incredible picture =D

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

What a pose ! Congratulations on the SOTD- well deserved !!

LuisStevens 9 years ago

Congrats Manuel!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Ahh SOTD ! Congratulations. I'll have two grapes now thank you.

KarenL 9 years ago

Congratulations Manuel, your great series has earned you Spotting of the Day!

A treefrog strikes a pose in our Spotting of the Day! Tree frogs, as their name suggests are typically arboreal as adults, and have discs on their finger and toe tips that enable them to climb.


Colorado, Limón, Costa Rica

Spotted on Apr 4, 2014
Submitted on Apr 4, 2014

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