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Original Acrylic

Image Size: 16" x 26"

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Giclee Prints

Paper $245.00
Canvas Board  $285.00

Image Size: 16" x 26"

Edition Size: 150

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How does an animal that is water dependent forge a life in a desert canyon?   This was the question I asked myself when I stumbled upon these Canyon Leopard Frogs in Nacapulae.   I thought it interesting that Leopard frogs, Diving beetles and Damselflies, all very native to my water abundant state of Michigan, could end up in a place so vastly different.  Fresh water seemed to be the answer.  Even a small amount can create a large habitat.  A nearly dried up canyon spring furnished the water for this “Small World”. Most of my favorite animals I discovered in Nacapulae Canyon required water from these little pools.

The Canyon Leopard Frogs I later discovered were a subspecies called Rana magnaocularis, which in latin makes reference to their large eyes.  They seemed fairly tame and tolerated my close photography.   I wondered how they survived not only the lack of water but the resident troop of Coati.

 


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