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Painting the Riparian Rashomon

tags: art, wildlife art, stop-motion painting, Riparian Rashomon, Agami Heron, Agamia agami, Brilliant Forest Frog, Lithobates warszewitschii, entertainment, Carel Brest van Kempen, streaming video This is a fascinating stop-motion video of the creation of artist Carel Brest van Kempen’s painting, Riparian Rashomon. This is a diptych (two-panel) piece, vertically oriented. The upper panel is painted…

Painting the Call of the Flood

tags: art, wildlife art, stop-motion painting, Call of the Flood, Poison Rock Frog, entertainment, Carel Brest van Kempen, streaming video This is another fascinating stop-motion video documenting the creation of artist Carel Brest van Kempen’s painting, Call of the Flood. Here, a male Poison Rock Frog, a common Southeast Asian species, calls from a flooded…

tags: art, wildlife art, stop-motion painting, Northern Casque-headed Treefrog, entertainment, Carel Brest van Kempen, streaming video This is another fascinating stop-motion video by artist Carel Brest van Kempen. This video documents the creation of an acrylic painting of an unusual Panamanian frog, the Northern Casque-headed Treefrog.

Ranitomeya tolimense

tags: Ranitomeya tolimense, Golden-headed Poison Frog, amphibians, nature, image of the day Golden-headed Poison Frog, Ranitomeya tolimense. Image: Alonso Quevedo, Fundacion Proaves [larger view]. The South American country, Colombia, is home to more threatened amphibian species than any other country on earth. In a bid to protect some of them, such as the Golden-headed Poison…

tags: Mean and Lowly Things, herpetology, reptiles, venomous snakes, amphibians, field research, Congo Brazzaville, Kate Jackson, book review Are you familiar with the aphorism, “Do what you love and the money will follow”? Well, the money part of that equation is probably questionable, but I think you will be convinced that a person who pursues…

Screaming Frog

tags: screaming frog, amphibians, streaming video This amusing streaming video shows a frog that was discovered by an amateur naturalist — this frog was not enjoying the experience of being handled, either [0:25].

Life in Cold Blood

tags: Life in Cold Blood, amphibians, reptiles, David Attenborough, book review When asked why there are so few books about amphibians and reptiles — collectively referred to as “herps” — published for the general public, David Attenborough responds by pointing out that “reptiles and amphibians are sometimes thought of as slow, dim-witted and primitive. In…

tags: amphibians, frogs, toads, salamanders, streaming video Frogs Forever? Only if we leap in to save them. There’s a global crisis facing all amphibians — frogs, toads and salamanders — they’re vanishing before our very eyes. [2:11].

AMNH Subway Art #42

tags: amphibian, African reed frog, Hyperolius marmoratus, photography, subway art, AMNH, NYC, NYCLife African reed frog, Hyperolius marmoratus, as portrayed in tiles on the walls of the NYC uptown subway stop (A-B-C) at 81st and Central Park West. (ISO, no zoom, no flash). Image: GrrlScientist 2008. [wallpaper size].

tags: caecilian, amphibian, parental care, flesh-eating amphibians, behavior, evolution, streaming video The Purple Caecilian, Gymnopis multiplicata, is native to Costa Rica, South America. Image: WildHerps.com What is that peculiar creature in the above image? Did you guess that it is a worm? Many people do, never realizing that there are strange subterranean vertebrates that resemble…