Jul 17, 2011

Ugly winners

The conservation organization Amphibian Ark just concluded a photography contest for its calendar for next year, and I'm pleased to report that ugly frogs were not entirely overlooked. That's a shovelhead treefrog, a species I was previously unaware of. And our old friend the purple frog of India got an honorable mention:

If it had been an ugly contest instead, that one would deserve a grand prize.

-Wombat (No Relation)

Jul 5, 2011

Ugly self-portraits

That animal's not only ugly, it's a brazen thief, and vain to boot. This crested black macaque in Indonesia stole a photographer's camera, and what did it do with it? Took a bunch of pictures of itself. Most of the hundreds of photos were out of focus, but you can check out a few more good ones at The Telegraph and The Daily Mail.

-Wombat (No Relation)