Bristol Underwater Photography Group (BUPG) - October 2017

Mating behaviour of common toads
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.