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Gwenn Seemel
Single dad (African bullfrog)
2012
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches

Animal eyes are a challenge to depict, and this bullfrog was no exception. The other species with standout eyes in the series was this one. To learn more about the making of Single dad, watch this vlog. Below is the text from the book Crime Against Nature that goes with this image—the book can be read and purchased here.

Then again, sometimes girls mate with boys and skip out before the children need any care.

The African bullfrog male watches over his tadpoles as they develop, protecting them from predators and insuring that they have access to enough water by digging channels between nursery pools and larger pools of water.