Costa Rica's rare Glass Frog captured by a photographer in a rice field in Indonesia
The most incredible shots taken so far of a newly-discovered transparent frog species, have been captured by a graphic designer while he was paying a visit to his family in Pemalang in Java. Known to the locals as “Yellow frog”, only in April this year did researchers classify the amazing Glass Frog in Costa Rica.
However, this could be the first time this amphibian species has been snapped thousands of miles away from Central America in the jungles of Indonesia. The one-inch-long see-through Kermit can be seen hanging from tree branches while performing the splits, sliding downwards like it was on a fireman’s pole and racing a friend to the top of the stem – all while it’s innards are on display.
Photos of the newly-discovered species of frog on the Caribbean foothills of Costa Rica went viral due to its likeness to Jim Henson's popular Muppet Kermit the Frog. The new species of glass frog was named Hyalinobatrachium dianae for the mother of Brian Kubicki, the study's senior author and founder of the Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center. Just like his doppelganger, the 14th glass frog known to inhabit the Central American nation, has a translucent lime green body and bulbous white irises.