Winners Photography Awards 2008
Malabar Torrent Toad by Dr. Manoj C. Sindagi
The ornate, or Malabar torrent toad Ansonia ornate is endemic to the Western Ghats. The species sits upright, exposing the red and yellow markings on its underside and seems positively hesitant to make good its escape when approached. The warning colouration seems to help keep predators at bay, even though it possesses no poison glands.