January 22, 2024
- as seen by -Chris Spohn
I was walking around a wash in southern Arizona looking for snakes. I had familiarized myself with what I might find there and had totally missed what types of toads might be around. There were red-spotted toads (Anaxyrus punctatus) everywhere.
Any spot in the wash that had shade had a few toads. They bounced away and became less and less obvious the closer they got to the rusting corrugated metal that connected the sides of the wash under the road. A single toad landed in the unexpected cover matching the colors of the passage perfectly.
Pentax K-1ii with Sigma 180mm macro