Animals Video

Two malabar gliding frogs have been captured mating during the construction of a foam nest that their spawn will fall into – showcasing one of many incredible amphibian reproductive strategies.

Adam Radovanovic, a Zoo Keeper from the UK, filmed the tree frogs in Western Ghats, India during their breeding season in July, 2017.

A large male frog is seen being mounted from behind by a petite female, who is moulding the white foamy nest using only her two webbed feet and the males seminal fluid.

The froth-like nest being created by the soon-to-be mother will protect the developing eggs from drying out during the hot season – which can see temperatures sore to 24C.