Mosquitoes attacking frog photograph wins Australian Geographic nature competition
TALK about a “piercing headache”. This remarkable image won the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year award and is part of a South Australian Museum exhibition.
The award was presented on Thursday night.
Matthew McIntosh spotted the orange-eyed tree frog being stung by mosquitoes at Cedar Bay National Park in Queensland.
On a road trip with friends, McIntosh noticed a group of male frogs gathered around an old car tyre, vying for female attention.
However, he noticed one frog getting the wrong kind of attention: ravenous bloodsuckers turning all their focus to his head.
The startling image is just one of the standout photographs from this year’s competition, which will be shown as part of an exhibition opening at the Australian Museum in Sydney from tomorrow.