Weighing in excess of a kilogram, the African giant bullfrog is the largest frog in southern Africa and one of the largest in the world. During the dry season, when temperatures can top 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the bullfrog avoids water loss by burrowing underground and wrapping itself in a cocoon of dead skin. In January 2017, photographer Chris Fallows had the good fortune to be in the right place at the right time, when heavy rains in Botswana’s Kalahari Game Reserve triggered a mass emergence of frogs, notable for the titanic battles which break out between rival males.

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