Artwork / Crime Against Nature / Single Dad (African Bullfrog)

painting of an African bullfrog with his tadpoles
Gwenn Seemel
Single Dad (African Bullfrog)
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches


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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. Below is the text from the book Crime Against Nature that goes with this image.

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.

wildlife painting by Gwenn Seemel
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