Description The bright, aposematic warning colors displayed by Dendrobates (Oophaga) pumilio are indicative of the presence of various toxins present in the frog's skin. These chemicals likely give the frog a bad taste, limiting predation. Oophaga pumilio does not possess any chemical capable of seriously harming humans.
Lee Hancock, Washington DC Area Member Since April 2008 Artist Statement I've considered myself a nature photographer all my life. Ever since I was young I took notice of the emotions, social structures and personalities all living things have no matter what their size. Until recently I've always had to settle for taking mental pictures that I could never share with others. Now things have changed...allow me to share.