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a reed frog on a water lily in Botswana
February 10, 2013

Reed Frog, Botswana

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A reed frog blending in with a water lily awaits its meal of flies in Botswana.

(This photo and caption were submitted to My Shot.)

What Makes This a Photo of the Day? I have seen many tightly composed shots of creatures on flowers, quite often beautiful and well done. What I love about this one, though, is the presence of the flies. They add an element of grit to an otherwise pristine-looking scene. Here, it’s not only about capturing the creature on the flower but also conveying the broader environment—in this case, the next meal. —Alexa Keefe, Photo of the Day editor

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Photograph by Petra Warner, My Shot
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