Eating Light

Mangesh Hattikudur

Alex at Neatorama found this hilarious photo and tipped us off about National Geographic's Daily Dozen. Here's the story from photographer James Snyder:

This is a Cuban tree frog on a tree in my backyard in southern Florida. How and why he ate this light is a mystery. It should be noted that at the time I was taking this photo, I thought this frog was dead having cooked himself from the inside. I'm happy to say I was wrong. After a few shots he adjusted his position. So after I was finished shooting him, I pulled the light out of his mouth and he was fine. Actually, I might be crazy but I don't think he was very happy when I took his light away.

Ridiculous! In any case, I didn't know much about the Daily Dozen, but now it's officially part of my weekly routine. It's a wonderful gallery of reader photos edited by the very talented Susan Welchman. The best of the bunch will even make it into the magazine! Check it out here. Link via the always delightful Neatorama.