Holding On For Dear Life
A Malabar gliding frog Rhacophorus malabaricus rests on a leaf in the Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary in Goa. By adjusting the angle of their toes, tree frogs are able to attach and detach themselves from seemingly precarious perches. A coating of thin mucus on the frogs’ toes facilitates adhesion in a manner comparable to the tendency of wet tissue paper to stick to glass.
Photo: Baiju Patil