Poison dart frogs, members of the Dendrobatidae family, wear some of the most brilliant and beautiful colors on Earth. Depending on individual habitats, which extend from the tropical forests of Costa Rica all the way down to Brazil, their coloring can be yellow, gold, copper, red, green, blue, or black. Their elaborate designs and hues are deliberately ostentatious to ward off potential predators, a tactic called aposematic coloration. They are extremely poisonous. But when they are still small, like this baby blue tree frog, they can be very cute looking!
Black-eyed Blue Tree Frog on a Branch. Pastel pencil and soft pastels on pastel paper. Original size 21″ x 27″ (54cm x 69cm), including double mat surround and black frame.
Pastel pencil and soft pastels on pastel paper.