Every night, when we were in Kubah National Park in Sarawak, Malaysia, we would explore Natural Frog Pond. With our local guide, we came across the world’s smallest frog, the Matang narrow-mouthed frog (Microhyla borneensis), among leaves on the forest floor. What was most exciting is that we discovered a mating pair. Two frogs, each the size of a pea, were in a glimmering, gentle embrace. It was a warm and lovely scene. The next night, in the same area, we found tadpoles of Microhyla borneensis inside a tropical pitcher plant (Nepenthes ampullaria). This insect-catching plant had become a nursery! The semi-transparent tadpoles, each the size of a sesame seed, were swimming in fluid inside the pitcher cup. Several of them had developed hind legs. The unrivaled ingenuity of nature is beyond our imagination.
2019.07.13 - 2020.02.16