As Britain’s heatwave turns to downpours, this frog shows how to shelter from the rain using a leaf as an UMBRELLA
While millions of Brits swap sun hats for brollies this resourceful frog was snapped sheltering from the rain – using a leaf as an UMBRELLA.
Photographer Penkdix Palme, 27, captured the tiny tree frog during a downpour in his neighbour’s back garden.
The rain-shy amphibian clung to the stem of a green leaf for 30 MINUTES as it was lashed by an afternoon storm.
In the amazing series of photographs, the two-inch high frog appears to angle the makeshift umbrella towards the direction of the fierce downpour.
Huge droplets of water gather at the bottom of the leaf and surrounding branch while the clever frog remains dry.
Penkdix, who took up photography six months ago, said he was shocked when he stumbled upon the unusual scene in his hometown of Jember, East Java, Indonesia last week.
He said: “I love to photograph frogs so when it started to rain I rushed outside to look for them.
“I couldn’t believe it when I saw one hugging the leaf and using it like an umbrella.
“I was a bit shocked that a frog seemed so scared of water but it was very overcast and drizzly – he must have been trying to protect himself.
“He stayed there for almost 30 minutes and hopped away after the rain stopped suddenly.
“I was happy with the shot, it looks like it was taken in the jungle but I actually took it at the bottom of my neighbour’s garden.”
Meanwhile Brits are preparing to say goodbye to the sweltering heatwave which has baked the nation for the past three weeks.
Met Office forecasters predict thundery storms will sweep across most of England until Friday, when high pressure is expected to build, creating warmer temperatures.