Madre Selva field station, Depto Loreto, Peru. January 20, 2011
On one of the long trails that go deep into the forest, there’s a sharp bend near the steep bank of a small stream. Here a small group of stubfoot toads live, and if you’re patient and still, you can watch them hop about the forest floor, and climb into the trees. Atelopus species are in trouble nearly everywhere, but this population seems to be holding its own for now.