I took this photograph in May, 2013 at Negro Bill Canyon* outside of Arches National Park in Utah.
Running diagonally downward over the female’s left hind foot you can see the long strand of fertilized eggs, or spawn. The tiny black dots will become tadpoles.
*Note: Negro Bill Canyon was named for William Grandstaff, the first non-Caucasian pioneer in the area. He was a prospector and rancher. In March of 2013 a petition was initiated by Moab citizens and approved by the Moab City Council to change the name to William Grandstaff Canyon. The petition was submitted to the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, which rejected a similar petition in 2001.
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