Monday, November 30, 2009

Ulu Geroh - 28/29 November 2009

we had a visitor seeking the warmth of the car on a cold and rainy night

it is venomous but beautiful

then there was the frog orgy - the female (the larger frog seen here) produces clutches of eggs together with a foam precursor liquid; the male(s), clinging to her back and using his legs in a rapid "egg-beater" motion, whips the liquid into a foamy mass while fertilising the eggs

the males have left, leaving the female to put the finishing touch to the foam nest

the beautiful cendawan bulan (moon mushroom). they are the original glow-in-the dark, emitting a beautiful green glow that can be amazingly bright. since my itsy bitsy camera could not capture the glow very well, i took it in 'daylight' mode.

our favourite orang asli (indigenous people) village. we call this "The Shire"


Blogger Madwag said...

love this post... very interesting about the frogs!!! beautiful snake and awesome mushroom!!! maybe the mushrooms are little street lamps for the woodland faeries??? he he he... and the frogs... had no clue that their mating rituals were so .... funny animals

December 1, 2009 at 12:20 AM  
Blogger ~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

Great stuff, L.! The animal pics are so awesome. National Geographic quality! I miss Ulu Geroh so much, especially the kids. I need to go back there soon. My heart tells me it's time to go 'home'.

December 1, 2009 at 9:44 AM  
Blogger Idea said...

mmmmm ... frog's legs for dinner! ... ; )

December 11, 2009 at 8:18 PM  
Blogger dintoons said...

wildly beautiful!!
happy new year 2010, ladyhawk! God bless you and your wonderful work! :)

January 23, 2010 at 7:26 PM  

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