Pictures - Development of Tadpoles from Eggs

  • 01 of 08

    Frog Eggs

    Tadpole development - eggs
    Tadpole to Frog Metamorphosis Series - Frog Eggs. Photo © Kristie

    Frogs undergo a remarkable transformation from egg to tadpole to frog. When you think about the difference in form between a tadpole and a frog, this transformation (called metamorphosis) is quite astounding. Once of our readers, Kristie, has kindly consented to share photos of tadpoles she is raising so we can all see some of the stages along this transformation.

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  • 02 of 08

    Tadpole Development - Eggs

    Tadpole Development - Eggs part two
    Tadpole to Frog Development - Eggs a bit further along. Photo © Kristie
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  • 03 of 08

    Tadpole Development - Eggs

    Tadpole Development - Eggs part three
    Tadpole to Frog Development - Eggs even further along. Photo © Kristie
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  • 04 of 08

    Tadpole Photo

    Tadpole
    Tadpole to Frog Metamorphosis - Tadpole. Photo © Kristie
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  • 05 of 08

    Tadpole to Frog Metamorphosis - Intermediate Stage

    Tadpole to Frog Metamorphosis Picture
    Tadpole to Frog Metamorphosis - Intermediate Stage. Photo © Kristie
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  • 06 of 08

    Tadpole to Frog Metamorphosis - Developing Legs

    Tadpole to Frog Metamorphosis Picture
    Tadpole to Frog Metamorphosis - Developing Legs. Photo © Kristie
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  • 07 of 08

    Tadpole to Frog Metamorphosis - Frog

    Tadpole to Frog Metamorphosis - Frog Picture
    Tadpole to Frog Metamorphosis - Frog. Photo © Kristie
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  • 08 of 08

    Tadpole to Frog Metamorphosis - Frog

    Tadpole to Frog Metamorphosis - Frog Picture
    A frog heading home... Photo © Kristie