Pambula photographer films A Frogumentary

Filmmakers Harrison Warne (left) and Jack Breedon (right)
Filmmakers Harrison Warne (left) and Jack Breedon (right)

Pambula wildlife photographer Harrison Warne is excited to share a groundbreaking film he has been working on over the past two years.

With the help of Jack Breedon of Melbourne, together they created, Life in the Wet: A Frogumentary which is a short 30 minute film about frogs in the wet tropics of North Queensland.

A Frogumentary will be shown at the Merimbula Wharf and Aquarium Restaurant at 5pm on Thursday, April 26.

“We are so excited to be sharing the film with everyone, it’s taken us a long time to get to this stage but we finally have the film ready and we are really pleased with it,” Mr Warne said.

The film follows the yearly cycle of frogs and their adaptions to living in this environment, such as coping with the dry season and living within waterfalls.

Mr Warne said one of the major highlights in the film is a mating behaviour which has never been caught on film, until now. 

“We decided to make a film about frogs in North Queensland because the frogs in this region are so unique, many species occur here and no where else in Australia,” Mr Warne said. 

The film also looks at the deadly amphibian chytrid fungus, a devastating disease which has caused the extinction of hundreds of frog species across the globe. 

“In the film we interview a number of scientists who are exploring different aspects of the disease such as genetic intervention and population dynamics in response to the disease. We also interview the scientist who discovered the disease,” he said.

The night will also include a question and answers session as well as a talk by local ecologist Steve Sass – a well known frog finder in the region.

Tickets cost $10 visit atlasoflife.org.au to book a spot – only 65 available!

Orange-thighed tree frog found only in Nth Qld. Image: Harrison Warne.

Orange-thighed tree frog found only in Nth Qld. Image: Harrison Warne.