Clever frog beats rain with leaf 'umbrella'


While millions of Brits swap sun hats for brollies, this resourceful frog was snapped sheltering from the rain – using a leaf as an umbrella.

Photographer Penkdix Palme, 27, caught the tiny tree frog sheltering from the rain in his neighbour's back garden in Indonesia.

The frog clung on to the stem of the green leaf for a staggering 30 minutes as it was lashed by wind and rain.

In the amazing series of photographs, the two-inch high frog appears to angle the makeshift umbrella towards the direction of the fierce downpour.

Huge droplets of water gather at the bottom of the leaf and surrounding branch while the clever frog remains dry.

Penkdix, who only took up photography six months ago, said he was shocked when he stumbled upon the unusual scene in his hometown of Jember, East Java, Indonesia.

More amazing wildlife pics below:

ZSL Animal Photography Prize 2013

ZSL Animal Photography Prize 2013

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