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2017

Bristol Underwater Photography Group (BUPG) - October 2017

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These mating toads are from Cromhall quarry in Gloucestershire, taken during spring time when toads make their way to the water to breed. This photo was taken in about 3 feet of water lying on the bottom whilst using an aqualung.

These are the common European toad (Bufo bufo) and a female is seen struggling under the weight of two highly amorous males.

My photo of this knot of toads proved a winner in BUPG's monthly competition where the category theme was Behaviour.


Olympus TG4 compact camera in an Olympus underwater housing. Sea & Sea strobe.