Thursday, November 06, 2008

Pretty Look at Unpretty Nature

Photographer David Maitland captured this shot of a tree-frog and a cat-eyed tree-snake going at it (not in the good way) in the forests of Belize. The battle allegedly lasted for hours. For the pic, Maitland won a category in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit, winners chosen by BBC Wildlife and London’s Natural History Museum. More here. (Via VSL.)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

"a tree-frog and a cat-eyed tree-snake going at it (not in the good way)"

That made me laugh out loud.

-- MattM

3:51 PM  
Blogger Mrs. White said...

Every time I start to think that I'm a reasonably good photographer, something like this comes along, making me realize that I'm really not very good at all.

(And great minds think alike, eh?)

3:55 PM  
Blogger Dezmond said...

Who won?

7:44 PM  
Anonymous pf said...

Yeah, how the heck did it end???

1:44 PM  
Anonymous pf said...

OK, OK, I found this on

U.K.-based David Maitland observed from midnight to 3 a.m. as a rare Morelet's tree frog doggedly refused to become supper for a cat-eyed snake--and still didn't see the conclusion.

"I would love to have seen them go their separate ways, but I was exhausted," the photographer said.

1:49 PM  
Anonymous nadine said...

kick his ass snakey!!

Sorry. I just frind frogs dull and not cute at all, but ssssssnakes are sssssexeh.

good evening all

Also, beautiful photograph.

3:34 PM  

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