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Frog Photographer and Conservationist Travels World To Find ‘Lost Frogs’

By Hanssie on May 31st 2015

Many people use their photography skills to raise awareness for people, animals and creatures that are less fortunate than ourselves. Tanya, one of our SLR Lounge writers, recently went to Jamaica to photograph a humanitarian aid trip; we’ve featured photographers that donate their time and services to local animal shelters in an effort to find homeless dogs and cats a forever home; others start non-profits for causes that affect them; all of these photographers are inspiring, and I love reading about people that are using their talents to help change the world in some way – big or small.



Robin Moore is a frog photographer. He photographs frogs in the exotic places like Costa Rica in an effort to raise awareness and conservation of these not often thought of creatures. As a child, Robin had always been fascinated by frogs. So, he began studying them, became a conservation biologist (specializing in amphibians) and a nature photographer. Combining his passions, Robin now travels the world in search of “lost frogs;” frogs that are in danger of becoming extinct or have been thought to become extinct. Robin has found, and photographed frog species believed to have been extinct for decades. He’s documented his stories in a book called, “In Search for Lost Frogs.”

The Search for Lost Frogs drew people in through stories of discovery, disappointment, perseverance and ultimately of hope, delivered in a package decorated with striking photographs. It opened the eyes of battle-weary adults to the wonder and awe of the natural world, and reminded us that the world still holds secrets.

You can watch the documentary of Robin’s work below, read about his project on BBC, and see more of Robin’s photography on his website here.

Robin Moore found a way to combine his photography talent with his passion for frogs; what is your passion and how can you use it to better the world today?

[Via iso1200/The Frog Photographer BBC Earth]

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Hanssie is a Southern California-based writer and sometimes portrait and wedding photographer. In her free time, she homeschools, works out, rescues dogs and works in marketing for SLR Lounge. She also blogs about her adventures and about fitness when she’s not sick of writing so much. Check out her work and her blog at Follow her on Instagram

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Mihaela Edreva-Valkareva

    I loved that article!

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  2. Brian McCue

    Uplifting read!

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  3. Cha

    he should really call himself a frogtographer.

    i’ll see myself out

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  4. Yankel Adler

    Frogs are great

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  5. Thomas Horton

    I find stories like this ribbiting. :)

    I have a passion for dog rescue and I have just started taking photographs of our dogs looking to be adopted. A good picture goes a long way in attracting interest. It can be hard, especially when the dogs are frightened, confused, or nervous.

    A lot of shelters and rescue organizations would appreciate photographers volunteering to take pictures of animals up for adoption.

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  6. Rob Harris

    It has rained so much here in Texas that I wouldn’t be surprised if he showed up to start taking photos of the frogs which have now appeared out of nowhere in my backyard. Ribbit…

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    • J. Dennis Thomas

      Yeah, that frog I saved definitely would not have been hanging around if we hadn’t been having these torrential downpours. We had a makeshift pond out back because the ground was so saturated.

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  7. Dave Haynie

    Cool! I love frogs.. they sing to me every night (at least for the next month… moving soon). And yeah, it gets so loud sometimes I have to close my porch door to hear the television.

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