A closer shot of the red eyed tree frog embryos.
The female frog lays the eggs above a watersource, and when the tadpoles hatch, they fall into the water.
Developing from tiny green dots into fully formed tadpoles takes just 6-7 days in this species. At 3 days old the external gills are easily seen, as are the pumping hearts inside their tiny, semi-transparent bodies.
If you've ever wanted to shoot these unbelievable creatures (among tons of other wildlife species!), now you can do just that in my upcoming 'Macro and More' Costa Rica 2012 workshop
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Tamron 180mm macro
Boca del Drago, Panama
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