Frog shells out for a tortoise taxi! Indonesian amphibian takes the lazy route
- Photographer captured the amazing moment the tree frog climbed onto the back of a tortoise for an easy ride
- Yan Hidayat managed to get within nine feet of the spectacle which took place in Padang on island of Sumatra
- The 35-year-old, who is also from Padang, said it was incredible to see friendship between tortoise and frog
See the hilarious moment a three-ounce frog decided to hitch a lift on the back of a tortoise.
The series of side-splitting snaps showed the dumpy tree frog appearing to smile as it seemed to tell the small sulcata tortoise to ‘giddy up’ before the pair rode away.
Another image showed the five-pound tortoise lifting its feet off the ground as it plodded on with the amphibian on top of its shell.
Pictured: This is the amazing moment a frog was captured taking a piggy-back ride off a tortoise in Padang, Indonesia
The tree frog is almost smiling as it lets the tortoise do all the work as photographer Yan Hidayat looked on in amazement
The incredible pictures were taken in Padang, Indonesia, by photographer Yan Hidayat (35) who is also from Padang. Yan got within nine-feet of the spectacle and captured the images on his Nikon D90 using a Nikon 105 F2.6 Vr macro lens.
‘In these photos, I like to see the friendship between the tortoise and the frog,’ said Yan.
‘When people see these photos, they say how good they are and how it’s nice to see the animal’s friendship.
‘Animals are our friends. It’s sad to see them being sold for slaughter for human benefit.’
Dumpy tree frogs, which live on a diet of insects and spiders, are found in the canopy of trees near a still water source
Dumpy tree frogs are found in the canopy of trees near a still water source.
The species’ diet consists mainly of insects and spiders but can include smaller frogs and even small mammals.
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