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New Zealand has three frog species introduced from Australia in the 1800s. This along with a four native and very archaic Leiopelmid frogs make up all the amphibians we have. The frogs have not been immune to the global amphibian decline and many of these Australian frogs have disappeared from former ranges.

I found this Southern Bell Frog (originally a native from Tasmania) on my trip to the Mokoroa Stream. The effect of it sitting in the dewy grass appealed. As I didn't have a macro lens with me at the time, I used my Carl-Zeiss 16-80mm zoom with a 20mm extension tube.