Squire, Ready My Mount: Wildlife Photographer Captures Tree Frog Riding Rhinoceros Beetle

February 18, 2015


These are the (possibly staged) shots taken by Indonesian based wildlife photographer Hendy Mp of a tree frog riding a rhinoceros beetle. They look like they're having a great time, and I'm a little hurt I wasn't invited to bring my finger puppet rodeo clown and join in the fun. Now my finger puppet rodeo clown is sad. Aren't you? *nodding* You know what might make you feel better? What if I let you lasso my penis and tie it to a doorknob? That might be fun, right? Then you could slam the door like you're trying to pull out a loose tooth. No? You just want to play Playstation? Fine, but you better get me some trophies.

Keep going for a bunch more.







Thanks to Rebbecca L, who has always dreamed of riding a giant ant Honey I Shrunk The Kids style, but without the ant dying in a scorpion battle afterwards. I cried.

  • Jenness

    This has an awesome friend meme written all over it, cuz these two creatures clearly like to party.

  • Mark

    It is quite common for Indonesian photographers to fake these photos by harming the creatures involved. http://heejennwei.blogspot....

  • Jenness


  • Emmitt Morgans

    Yo, frog: killer Donkey Kong impression!

  • Brad Walton

    No video? Are we going to find out that one or both of those creatures are less than alive? I want to believe in the magic...

  • When I hear people talk about alien life and space exploration, I think of things like this. There is plenty of space on Earth and there are so many crazy alien lifeforms right here to explore and marvel at.

    This picture kinda proves that. I mean the frog is pretty commonplace, although its color scheme is pretty wonderful and unusual, but the beetle is incredible and learning about where it came from and what is all about just amazed me.

    So many creatures right here on Earth to explore and learn about.

  • Tyguy

    Planet Earth series FTW

  • xolifer

    Welp, Disney has its next archetype relief duo.

  • Frédéric Purenne

    Kermit left Miss Piggy? =O

  • Tyguy

    They're clearly friends.

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