A first magazine front cover! BBC Wildlife Magazine cover shot of a European Green Tree Frog. 1977.
At the age of 17, Chris used a Russian-made Zenith E 35mm camera and Kodachrome 64 film (transparency) to take this shot, using his black school trousers as the backdrop, and his mum's potted ivy to give the frog something to hang on to. At this time, a thriving colony of the frogs were breeding at a pond in the New Forest. Sadly, the colony vanished some 15 years later.