I recently caught up with photographer Mike Swan, who was on his way home from a trip west gathering images for a forthcoming field guide: Frogs and Reptiles of the Murray-Darling Basin. Here are a few images from his far-ranging frog-chasing expeditions.
Giant Banjo Frog (Limnodynastes interioris), Lake Cowal, New South Wales. Photograph courtesy and copyright Mike Swan.
Striped Marsh Frog (Limnodynastes peroni), Healesville, Victoria. Photograph courtesy and copyright Mike Swan.
Green Tree Frog (Litoria caerulea), Lake Broadwater, Queensland. Photograph courtesy and copyright Mike Swan.
Eastern Snapping Frog (Cyclorana/Litoria novaehollandiae), Glenmorgan, Queensland. Photograph courtesy and copyright Mike Swan.
Mike’s a busy bloke — when not out in the bush with a camera he can be found working at Healesville Sanctuary in Melbourne, running an online herpetological bookshop and playing in alt-country band Low Rent.
Herpetologist, author and photographer Mike Swan has been on the road taking photographs for a new field guide to the frogs of Australia. He’s given me permission to share a few images taken during a recent trip to far northern Queensland.
All images copyright Mike Swan.