Long-Nosed Tree Frog
The "Lost World" has been found, and Conservation International has identified a stunning array of creatures there, including several species never before documented by science. Among the discoveries in the Foja Mountains on the island of New Guinea was the so-called Pinocchio frog pictured here. "The frog, which was observed to have a long, Pinocchio-like protuberance on its nose that points upwards when the male is calling but deflates and points downwards when he is less active, represents a particularly distinctive find that scientists are interested in documenting and studying further. Its discovery was a happy accident, after herpetologist Paul Oliver spotted it sitting on a bag of rice in the campsite," according to Conservation International.
To learn more or view more images, see the June National Geographic, or go to ngm.com/foja.