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Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Oi! Hop it! Fearless frog stares down a tiger after it took a nap in the amphibian's water hole

  • Aditya Singh, 54, photographed the unlikely encounter in Ranthambhore National Park in Rajasthan, India
  • The Bengal tiger, who remained unfazed, had been cooling off in the water under the 104F (40C) heat
  • It was then joined by an Indian skipper frog, which measured three inches long, as it climbed on to its back
A fearless frog was caught on camera staring down a tiger after it took a nap in the amphibian's water hole.
Aditya Singh, 54, photographed the unlikely encounter in Ranthambhore National Park in Rajasthan, India. 
The Bengal tiger, who remained unfazed, had been lounging in a deep puddle of water to cool off in the blistering 104F (40C) heat.   
But it was soon joined by an Indian skipper frog, which measured just three inches long, as it daringly climbed on to the tiger's back.
Mr Singh, from Rajasthan, said: 'The tiger didn't mind the frog being there.
'He couldn't get rid of it so the tiger prefers to ignore it as they are clearly no threat, just a minor irritant.'
A fearless frog was caught on camera staring down a tiger (bottom right) after it took a nap in the amphibian's water hole in Ranthambhore National Park in Rajasthan, India
A fearless frog was caught on camera staring down a tiger (bottom right) after it took a nap in the amphibian's water hole in Ranthambhore National Park in Rajasthan, India
The Bengal tiger, who remained unfazed, had been lounging in a deep puddle of water to cool off in the 104F (40C) heat when the frog made its ascent
The Bengal tiger, who remained unfazed, had been lounging in a deep puddle of water to cool off in the 104F (40C) heat when the frog made its ascent
The Indian skipper frog, which measured just three inches long, daringly climbed on to the tiger's back after clambering out of the murky water
The Indian skipper frog, which measured just three inches long, daringly climbed on to the tiger's back after clambering out of the murky water
The frog stood directly in the sleeping tiger's eye line as he assessed the new visitor who was taking a nap at the amphibians' watering hole
The frog stood directly in the sleeping tiger's eye line as he assessed the new visitor who was taking a nap at the amphibians' watering hole
The tiny frog hopped up on to the tiger's paw to assess the unexpected visitor at the watering hole as an army of others sat in the water and watched
The tiny frog hopped up on to the tiger's paw to assess the unexpected visitor at the watering hole as an army of others sat in the water and watched 
The carefree Indian skipper frog leapt enthusiastically across the tiger as it took a nap in the puddle to cool off in the blistering heat
The carefree Indian skipper frog leapt enthusiastically across the tiger as it took a nap in the puddle to cool off in the blistering heat
A short time later the first inquisitive frog was joined by a friend but the tiger seemed unfazed as it continued his afternoon snooze
A short time later the first inquisitive frog was joined by a friend but the tiger seemed unfazed as it continued his afternoon snooze
The Bengal tiger yawned as he dozed in the pool of water at the National Park with its new amphibious friend sitting on its arm for company
The Bengal tiger yawned as he dozed in the pool of water at the National Park with its new amphibious friend sitting on its arm for company
Aditya Singh, 54, who photographed the unlikely encounter, said the tiger couldn't get rid of the frog (pictured clambering up its back) and instead 'preferred to ignore it as they are clearly no threat, just a minor irritant'
Aditya Singh, 54, who photographed the unlikely encounter, said the tiger couldn't get rid of the frog (pictured clambering up its back) and instead 'preferred to ignore it as they are clearly no threat, just a minor irritant'

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