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Strawberry Poison-dart Frog

This Strawberry Poison-dart Frog is not to be trifled with! Its bright red colour warns predators that it is extremely toxic. Poison-dart Frogs are so named because the indigenous Amerindians of South America use the toxic secretions from this family of frogs to poison the tips of their blowdarts. A close relative of the Strawberry Poison-dart Frog, Phyllobates terribilis, is widely considered to be the most poisonous animal on Earth; just two micrograms of its poison is enough to kill a man – a drop that size wouldn’t even cover this dot >> . <<

Date Taken: 30 May 2011
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Exposure Time: 1/60s
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 400
Focal Length: 100mm