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Unexpected Cover

January 22, 2024

Unexpected Cover

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Chris Spohn 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.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This photo was chosen as one of the top submissions for Wild View’s In Disguise assignment. Congratulations! Check out how to enter our current assignment, Hunters in the Sky, here.

Pentax K-1ii with Sigma 180mm macro

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