Pelophylax ridibundus Marsh Frog
Some other names for this species:
Eurasian Marsh Frog
Krka National Park, Sibenik, Dalmatia, CroatiaJune 4, 2013
Marsh Frog (Pelophylax ridibundus) Marsh Frog (Pelophylax ridibundus) Marsh Frog (Pelophylax ridibundus) Marsh Frog (Pelophylax ridibundus) Marsh Frog (Pelophylax ridibundus)
A shore excursion from our Mediterranean cruise took us to the beautiful Krka National Park, whose main attraction is a complex series of waterfalls that you can explore via paths and boardwalks. I spotted seven or eight of these frogs in calm, shallow-water pools near the boardwalk. This is the largest native frog in Europe, though the introduced American Bullfrog is larger. I didn't see any great big ones though.

The paths and boardwalks through the waterfall area were very busy, and each time I stopped to photograph a frog I would gather a little crowd of fellow tourists. It took them awhile to figure out what I was photographing, but once they did so they lined up for their turn.

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