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Jodi Rowley is a National Geographic grantee discovering and documenting the diversity, ecology and conservation status of amphibians in Southeast Asia. Amphibians in the region are both highly threatened and poorly known, and Jodi and her colleagues conduct scientific expeditions to the forested mountains of Vietnam in search of amphibians.

Forests and Flying Frogs: New Friends in Far Away Places

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.

Forests and Flying Frogs: Surprise Sinkholes

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.

Forests and Flying Frogs: The Adventure Begins

An expedition in search of rare, poorly-known and previously unknown species of amphibian starts off in some seriously difficult terrain in northern Vietnam.

Misty Mountains and Moss Frogs: The Road Home

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.

Misty Mountains and Moss Frogs: Moving Camp During a Torrential Downpour

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.

Misty Mountains and Moss Frogs: Crawling Up, Sliding Down Mountains

From our base camp in the forest in northern Vietnam, we climb a nearby mountain in search of frogs and other amphibians.

Misty Mountains and Moss Frogs: Stunning Photos of Frog Eyes

We spend hours photographing frog eyes and thighs, and then don wet, moldy clothes and search for Torrent Frogs.

Misty Mountains and Moss Frogs: Finding Frogs in Nests

The team finds frogs hiding out in nests and discover that these amphibians make pretty good parents!

Misty Mountains and Moss Frogs: A Bumpy Start

An expedition in search of rare, poorly-known and previously unknown species of amphibian in northern Vietnam gets off to a bumpy start.