During my recent visit to Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma, I came upon an incredible gathering of juvenile Bullfrogs. As I made my way down one of the service roads, these frogs caught my eye and I was amazed by their sheer number. Although I have only captured a fraction of them in this photo, there were many more of these fascinating creatures to be seen.
Young bullfrogs gather in groups for several reasons, including:
Safety in numbers: By gathering in groups, young bullfrogs can reduce their risk of predation and increase their chances of survival.
Social interaction: Grouping allows young bullfrogs to interact with one another, establish hierarchies, and form bonds.
Foraging opportunities: By gathering in groups, young bullfrogs can take advantage of food resources that might not be available to them individually.
Mating opportunities: Young bullfrogs may gather in groups as a way of attracting mates and increasing their chances of successful reproduction.
Overall, grouping is a beneficial behavior for young bullfrogs and helps to ensure their survival and growth.
- Camera: Canon EOS R7
- Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM
- Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
- Date and Time Taken: September 20, 2022 (8:17 A. M.)
- Exposure Mode: Manual
- Aperture: f16
- Shutter speed: 1/800
- ISO: 2500 (Auto)
- Focal Length: 500 mm