Oriental Fire-Bellied Toad
Oriental Fire-Bellied Toad (Bombina orientalis) – Seoraksan National Park and UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Republic of Korea
My brush with the poisonous Oriental Fire-Bellied Toad: Okay, so they’re are not the most dangerous amphibian in the world. They are only 2″ long, secrete a mild toxin ( you might want to wash your hands after holding one), are kept as pets by many Korean children, eats small aquatic arthropods, will pose stoically for photographers long enough so they can use a tripod, and is actually a frog. I’m just saying…with a name like Oriental fire-bellied toad, I had my guard up!
Nikon N6006 SLR, Nikkor AF Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm f-2.8D ED, exposure: f/5.6, 1/8 sec., ISO 25, program mode: Aperture Priority, film: Kodak Kodachrome 25 35mm color transparency film, Mup mode, Manfrotto 3221 with Manfrotto 3265 pistol grip ball head, Nikon MC-20 remote cable, Plustek OpticFilm 7600i Ai, 35 mm film scanner, LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast 8 scanner software