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The discovery of the stone leaf-litter frog is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the unknown biodiversity of these forests. It’s a race against time to discover the creatures that live in these mysterious forests and to ensure that they still have their forest homes in the future.
My passion for amphibians and their conservation brought me to this mountainous region in Vietnam in search of amphibians, but this post is about people.
The limestone terrain gets even more challenging during an expedition in search of rare, poorly-known and previously unknown species of amphibians in northern Vietnam.
An expedition in search of rare, poorly-known and previously unknown species of amphibian starts off in some seriously difficult terrain in northern Vietnam.
The leeches, bruises and bites are rough, but the frogs make it all worthwhile! With the expedition in search of amphibians in northern Vietnam at an end, the team packs up and takes on the bumpy road once again.
Nursing bumps. bruises, cuts and scrapes, we haul our gear down the mountain on slick mud in the pouring rain so that we can search for frogs and other amphibians further afield in northern Vietnam.
From our base camp in the forest in northern Vietnam, we climb a nearby mountain in search of frogs and other amphibians.
We spend hours photographing frog eyes and thighs, and then don wet, moldy clothes and search for Torrent Frogs.
The team finds frogs hiding out in nests and discover that these amphibians make pretty good parents!