[ENG below] ¡No hay amor más grande que el de una madre! Les presento a la Rana de Cristal de María Elena, una de las primeras especies de anfibios que descubrí y a la cual nombré en honor a mi madre. ¡Feliz Día del Amor y la Amistad! . El nombre científico de esta rana es Chimerella mariaelenae, y habita en los flancos de la Cordillera Oriental, en los Andes de Ecuador. . En esta fotografía se ven dos ranitas en amplexus. El amplexus es el abrazo nupcial donde el macho se entrelaza con la hembra. . Esta fotografía fue tomada por mi colega Jesse Delia, experto en la biología reproductiva de las ranas de cristal. . . . There is no love greater than that of a mother! Let me introduce you to María Elena’s GlassFrog, one of the first species of amphibians that I discovered and which I named in honour of my mother. Happy Valentine’s Day! . The scientific name of this frog is Chimerella mariaelenae, and it lives on the flanks of the Eastern Andes of Ecuador. . In this picture you see two frogs in amplexus. Amplexus is the nuptial hug where the male is intertwined with the female. . This photograph was taken by my colleague Jesse Delia, an expert in the reproductive biology of crystal frogs. . . . . #frog #frogs #frogsofinstagram #rana #ranas #glassfrog #amphibian #amphibians #naturaleza #nature #naturephotography #naturelovers #naturelover #natureaddict #naturephoto #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotographer #vidasilvestre #biodiversity #happyvalentinesday #love #mother #animales #animals #animal #animallovers #Ecuador #allyouneedisecuador #travel

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