Bored Panda works better on our iPhone app
Continue in app Continue in browser
BoredPanda Add Post

The Bored Panda iOS app is live! Fight boredom with iPhones and iPads here.

Photographer Captures World’s Tiniest Rodeo: Frog Riding A Beetle
173points
User submission
127.8K
175K
Animals7 years ago

Photographer Captures World’s Tiniest Rodeo: Frog Riding A Beetle

Hendy Mp, a talented wildlife photographer based in Indonesia, has captured what is probably one of the weirdest spectacles we’ve ever seen – a tree frog going for a wild rodeo ride on the back of a giant horned wood-boring beetle. The tree frog is a Reinwardt’s Flying Frog, a threatened species that can glide down from trees with the skin between its fingers and toes.

The wild and adorable scene was captured not far from Mp’s home in Sambas, Indonesia. Mp is a fan of macro photography, and uses it to capture beautiful larger-than life photos of the many different beautiful insects, reptiles and amphibians native to Indonesia.

If you love having a close-up look at the tiny world of frigs, lizards and insects, then you’ll definitely love these photos by Vyacheslav Mishchenko and Miki Asai as well.

More info: 500px | Facebook | Twitter (h/t: dailymail)

175Kviews

Share on Facebook
You May Like
Popular on Bored Panda
Start the discussion
AustinNguyen
Community Member
7 years ago

This is kinda cute and funny at the same time

Jonathan Hakim
Community Member
4 years ago

The frog is definitely being forced into those positions and is definitely distressed. Frogs don't open their mouths like that unless they're under severe stress, and the hand position is completely unnatural and was likely forced that way.

Load More Replies...
EmmaArtista
Community Member
7 years ago

Makes you wonder if they can communicate with each other.

Noor
Community Member
6 years ago

No it doesn't. It makes you wonder how long this poor frog has been staged in pictures that is so exhausted that it sits still on an animal it wouldn't get close to in any normal situation.

Load More Replies...
RismaSitanggang
Community Member
7 years ago

Bro, bro, broooo !!! lets do this, lets do this, lets do thisss!!! Yihaaaaa!!!

NikosThomas
Community Member
7 years ago

Sometimes these types of photos are result of animal abuse http://heejennwei.blogspot.gr/2013/08/pseudo-nature-photographers-of-indonesia.h

Ulla Untermaier
Community Member
2 years ago

Thank you for the link 👍

Load More Replies...
ScanBanan
Community Member
7 years ago

Kermit size rhino rodeo. Lol

hex
Community Member
4 years ago

staged cruelty. The open mouth indicates the frog is distressed. They usually do that either for eating (duh) or when extremely distressed, like when being eaten by a snake. THIS IS NOT CUTE. Stop it! Shame on you, BoredPanda. Everyone was outraged when a dog got dipped in some water for a movie, but this photographer repeatedly staging frogs and telling BALANT LIES about how the encounter happened and we all find it cute? This frog is nocturnal, it would not even be active during the day. For the love of fuck, wake up and smell the cruelty.

SeetaKaurChamba
Community Member
6 years ago

As indonesian... such a disgrace to see this so called wildlife photographer http://gizmodo.com/those-adorable-animal-pics-may-be-fake-and-cruel-1173395567

AliKo
Community Member
7 years ago

I think it's amazing ! What a ride !! Wild !)

Jonathan Hakim
Community Member
4 years ago

Those aren't wildlife photos, they are faked, staged photos of a distressed frog forced into unnatural positions.

hex
Community Member
4 years ago

staged cruelty. The frogs open mouth suggests it is very distressed- they do this when being eaten by a snake, for instance. This is NOT cute. The fact that this photographer (or others like him) keep doing this to frogs and the internet keeps lapping it up is honestly an indictment of humanity. We all got outraged at the one time a dog got dipped in some water for a movie, but someone repeatedly staging frogs (and they are easily damaged during this) and telling lies about how it happened.. we're just ok with that? Please wake up.

RussellAnderson
Community Member
6 years ago

I have a friend that has this pic for his Facebook account lol

tarekawd
Community Member
7 years ago

Friendship use

MélineYu
Community Member
7 years ago

哈哈哈哈哈這個好笑

RJazz909
Community Member
7 years ago

That looks like so much fun...RIDE 'EM FROGBOY!!!

azeez
Community Member
7 years ago

Looks like best friends.

florentchaudemanche
Community Member
7 years ago

https://www.facebook.com/pages/La-photo/271361412994116. I love.

CharleneCartier
Community Member
7 years ago

looks like they are best friends,lol fantastic pictures! :)

RobbieGreen
Community Member
7 years ago

That is so awesome! I love it. Makes me laugh hahaha!

SusanSanford
Community Member
7 years ago

can't convince me that frog isn't having a good time

Jonathan Hakim
Community Member
4 years ago

It is certainly being badly abused to be forced in such positions.

Load More Replies...
HomairaAnannya
Community Member
7 years ago

i just cant believe

AninditaSarkar
Community Member
7 years ago

Let's sing the happy frog song now! :D

СофияХанов
Community Member
7 years ago

Interesting

ElenaN.Akasha
Community Member
7 years ago

looks like the frog is having the ride of his life!

Abe'sOddysee
Community Member
7 years ago

Made my day.

TheRusticDaisy
Community Member
7 years ago

Nature's playtime ❤️

AnneRobeyns
Community Member
7 years ago

odd couple , but they still manage! :-)

AndreaSipos
Community Member
7 years ago

Dallas Buyers Club

ClaireDufresne
Community Member
7 years ago

La nature est plus incroyable que la fiction!

GlynisLailann
Community Member
7 years ago

How funny is that? The photographer was in the right place at the right time. Thank you for sharing.

Jonathan Hakim
Community Member
4 years ago

No, he definitely faked/staged the shots himself. They are his pets, not wild animals.

Load More Replies...
RudolphFurtado
Community Member
7 years ago

Seems artificial or "Photo-Shopped" as it is very authentic, the rarest of rare sights to photograph.

rozie
Community Member
7 years ago

How incredible is that. The photographer had a lucky day. Not too many people would catch that to take photos of. They are great. Thanks.

sctntxtn13
Community Member
7 years ago

Thats awesome. Inspirational

RicKolseth
Community Member
7 years ago

Amazing: how much was posing how do you pose a frog), how much was happenstance? Great stuff!

Jonathan Hakim
Community Member
4 years ago

They were very forceably posed, he is known for that.

Load More Replies...
Vodka
Community Member
7 years ago

where were they going? why did it need a ride? it seems slower instead hmm..

TrinaG-Thomas
Community Member
7 years ago

Adorable.

VikiBanaszak
Community Member
7 years ago

That frog looks like it is having the time of it's life. Look at that smile in the last pic!

PeggyComerford
Community Member
7 years ago

Amazing, both the wild nature content and the photographer's patience and observation skills.

ValerieKing
Community Member
7 years ago

So fun and happy and uplifting and beautiful. Just fabulous photography!

JuliaKozmuth
Community Member
7 years ago

Fantastic photos! According photographer' name, he is Ukrainian. But I'd like to know where he did those photos???

PeggyComerford
Community Member
7 years ago

Sambas, Indonesia, according to the photo intro.

Load More Replies...
ScanBanan
Community Member
7 years ago

Wonder if they live in symbiosis.

IanRocky
Community Member
7 years ago

No I think they live in Indonesia....

Load More Replies...
Roswitha
Community Member
7 years ago

KLASSE AUFNAHMEN

KarlaThomas
Community Member
7 years ago

Fantastic photos of that colorful frog. Great photographer. Love ALL the frog photos!

TessMorris
Community Member
7 years ago

Cool pics.

ReneRemington
Community Member
7 years ago

Very unique and patience had to have been used to capture these two.

Noor
Community Member
7 years ago

This is most definitely staged. Like many others. I wish these people didn't get this much attention.

Noor
Community Member
7 years ago

seen his FB page. All staged photo's. These and the ones with the dragon lizard are on the same branch. Horrible person.

Load More Replies...
AustinNguyen
Community Member
7 years ago

This is kinda cute and funny at the same time

Jonathan Hakim
Community Member
4 years ago

The frog is definitely being forced into those positions and is definitely distressed. Frogs don't open their mouths like that unless they're under severe stress, and the hand position is completely unnatural and was likely forced that way.

Load More Replies...
EmmaArtista
Community Member
7 years ago

Makes you wonder if they can communicate with each other.

Noor
Community Member
6 years ago

No it doesn't. It makes you wonder how long this poor frog has been staged in pictures that is so exhausted that it sits still on an animal it wouldn't get close to in any normal situation.

Load More Replies...
RismaSitanggang
Community Member
7 years ago

Bro, bro, broooo !!! lets do this, lets do this, lets do thisss!!! Yihaaaaa!!!

NikosThomas
Community Member
7 years ago

Sometimes these types of photos are result of animal abuse http://heejennwei.blogspot.gr/2013/08/pseudo-nature-photographers-of-indonesia.h

Ulla Untermaier
Community Member
2 years ago

Thank you for the link 👍

Load More Replies...
ScanBanan
Community Member
7 years ago

Kermit size rhino rodeo. Lol

hex
Community Member
4 years ago

staged cruelty. The open mouth indicates the frog is distressed. They usually do that either for eating (duh) or when extremely distressed, like when being eaten by a snake. THIS IS NOT CUTE. Stop it! Shame on you, BoredPanda. Everyone was outraged when a dog got dipped in some water for a movie, but this photographer repeatedly staging frogs and telling BALANT LIES about how the encounter happened and we all find it cute? This frog is nocturnal, it would not even be active during the day. For the love of fuck, wake up and smell the cruelty.

SeetaKaurChamba
Community Member
6 years ago

As indonesian... such a disgrace to see this so called wildlife photographer http://gizmodo.com/those-adorable-animal-pics-may-be-fake-and-cruel-1173395567

AliKo
Community Member
7 years ago

I think it's amazing ! What a ride !! Wild !)

Jonathan Hakim
Community Member
4 years ago

Those aren't wildlife photos, they are faked, staged photos of a distressed frog forced into unnatural positions.

hex
Community Member
4 years ago

staged cruelty. The frogs open mouth suggests it is very distressed- they do this when being eaten by a snake, for instance. This is NOT cute. The fact that this photographer (or others like him) keep doing this to frogs and the internet keeps lapping it up is honestly an indictment of humanity. We all got outraged at the one time a dog got dipped in some water for a movie, but someone repeatedly staging frogs (and they are easily damaged during this) and telling lies about how it happened.. we're just ok with that? Please wake up.

RussellAnderson
Community Member
6 years ago

I have a friend that has this pic for his Facebook account lol

tarekawd
Community Member
7 years ago

Friendship use

MélineYu
Community Member
7 years ago

哈哈哈哈哈這個好笑

RJazz909
Community Member
7 years ago

That looks like so much fun...RIDE 'EM FROGBOY!!!

azeez
Community Member
7 years ago

Looks like best friends.

florentchaudemanche
Community Member
7 years ago

https://www.facebook.com/pages/La-photo/271361412994116. I love.

CharleneCartier
Community Member
7 years ago

looks like they are best friends,lol fantastic pictures! :)

RobbieGreen
Community Member
7 years ago

That is so awesome! I love it. Makes me laugh hahaha!

SusanSanford
Community Member
7 years ago

can't convince me that frog isn't having a good time

Jonathan Hakim
Community Member
4 years ago

It is certainly being badly abused to be forced in such positions.

Load More Replies...
HomairaAnannya
Community Member
7 years ago

i just cant believe

AninditaSarkar
Community Member
7 years ago

Let's sing the happy frog song now! :D

СофияХанов
Community Member
7 years ago

Interesting

ElenaN.Akasha
Community Member
7 years ago

looks like the frog is having the ride of his life!

Abe'sOddysee
Community Member
7 years ago

Made my day.

TheRusticDaisy
Community Member
7 years ago

Nature's playtime ❤️

AnneRobeyns
Community Member
7 years ago

odd couple , but they still manage! :-)

AndreaSipos
Community Member
7 years ago

Dallas Buyers Club

ClaireDufresne
Community Member
7 years ago

La nature est plus incroyable que la fiction!

GlynisLailann
Community Member
7 years ago

How funny is that? The photographer was in the right place at the right time. Thank you for sharing.

Jonathan Hakim
Community Member
4 years ago

No, he definitely faked/staged the shots himself. They are his pets, not wild animals.

Load More Replies...
RudolphFurtado
Community Member
7 years ago

Seems artificial or "Photo-Shopped" as it is very authentic, the rarest of rare sights to photograph.

rozie
Community Member
7 years ago

How incredible is that. The photographer had a lucky day. Not too many people would catch that to take photos of. They are great. Thanks.

sctntxtn13
Community Member
7 years ago

Thats awesome. Inspirational

RicKolseth
Community Member
7 years ago

Amazing: how much was posing how do you pose a frog), how much was happenstance? Great stuff!

Jonathan Hakim
Community Member
4 years ago

They were very forceably posed, he is known for that.

Load More Replies...
Vodka
Community Member
7 years ago

where were they going? why did it need a ride? it seems slower instead hmm..

TrinaG-Thomas
Community Member
7 years ago

Adorable.

VikiBanaszak
Community Member
7 years ago

That frog looks like it is having the time of it's life. Look at that smile in the last pic!

PeggyComerford
Community Member
7 years ago

Amazing, both the wild nature content and the photographer's patience and observation skills.

ValerieKing
Community Member
7 years ago

So fun and happy and uplifting and beautiful. Just fabulous photography!

JuliaKozmuth
Community Member
7 years ago

Fantastic photos! According photographer' name, he is Ukrainian. But I'd like to know where he did those photos???

PeggyComerford
Community Member
7 years ago

Sambas, Indonesia, according to the photo intro.

Load More Replies...
ScanBanan
Community Member
7 years ago

Wonder if they live in symbiosis.

IanRocky
Community Member
7 years ago

No I think they live in Indonesia....

Load More Replies...
Roswitha
Community Member
7 years ago

KLASSE AUFNAHMEN

KarlaThomas
Community Member
7 years ago

Fantastic photos of that colorful frog. Great photographer. Love ALL the frog photos!

TessMorris
Community Member
7 years ago

Cool pics.

ReneRemington
Community Member
7 years ago

Very unique and patience had to have been used to capture these two.

Noor
Community Member
7 years ago

This is most definitely staged. Like many others. I wish these people didn't get this much attention.

Noor
Community Member
7 years ago

seen his FB page. All staged photo's. These and the ones with the dragon lizard are on the same branch. Horrible person.

Load More Replies...
Popular on Bored Panda
Popular on Bored Panda
User Submissions
Also on Bored Panda
Also on Bored Panda