Common frog (Rana temporaria) male awaiting female at the surface of the water

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Common frog (Rana temporaria) male awaiting female at the surface of the water
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Image ID: BY43WW
Common frogs breed in shallow, still, fresh water such as ponds and pools, with breeding commencing in February or March. When re-emerging from hibernation, the adults congregate in the ponds, where the males compete for females. The courtship ritual involves croaking, and a successful male grasps the female under the forelegs. The females lay between 1,000 & 2,000 eggs which float in large clusters.
Location: Louvain-La-Neuve - Belgium