One of the early images created in my Curious Critters series, this beautiful amphibian quickly became symbolic of my project. Relaxed, meditative, and humble-looking, the gray treefrog embodies what Iem trying to do with the whole white-backgrounded series of images: get people to notice the intriguing and often fragile wildlife around us. And perhaps that will lead to conservation. When I began work on my childrenes picture book last fall (2010), it was a natural in our ?greene era to place this pensive portrait on the bookes cover.
To learn more about this and other images in Curious Critters, visit www.curious-critters.com.
All animals portrayed here were handled carefully and not sedated. Some resided at centers dedicated to education, conservation, and rehabilitation. Wild animals were returned safely to their habitats.