This image of a larger than life frog has gone insanely viral. The massive amphibian was caught and reported at a South Texas Ranch.
They later commented,
“Wanted to share a monster bullfrog we got yesterday afternoon at one of our fishing ponds in South Texas ranch located in Batesville tx 13lb [5.8 kilograms] monster frog!!!” Since it was uploaded last Thursday, it’s been shared over 250,000 times and thousands of comments, most of which say something like “holy sh*t!”
This image is legit, but it is the result of what’s known as a forced perspective. An advantageous angling of objects in orientation to the camera that make them appear larger than they actually are.
It was explained by Wildlife researcher David Steen
This picture is going around with a story claiming it is a 13-lb Bullfrog. They don’t get that big – a forced perspective camera trick. pic.twitter.com/nyx7NSEQnn
— David Steen, Ph.D. (@AlongsideWild) May 27, 2017