The endangered Alpine Tree Frog is a relatively small frog, growing to about 3 cm long. Coloration is highly variable; there are green, brown and grey forms with a black stripe from the nostrils, through the eyes, to the top of the foreleg, and a (usually divided) broad brown stripe from the eyes and down the back.
The Alpine Tree Frog occurs in the south-eastern NSW and Victorian high country generally above 1100 m asl.
Habitat loss and modification by feral horses has been identified as a major threat to this species. Grazing habits of horses, and ground compaction from their large, heavy, sharp hooves changes vegetation structure and type, as well as creating erosion and causing degradation of water quality and changes to stream morphology.
Original is 21cm x 29cm, acrylic on paper.
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Professional artist Tracie MacVean works full-time at GIGS Artists Studios, Wodonga, Australia.
Tracie’s paintings question our role in relation with the natural world and how we perceive ourselves to create deeply conceptual and thought provoking works.
Environmental themes have always dominated her paintings yet a passion for the human form is ever present to create a sense of either unity or conflict between human beings and nature. Her paintings are infused with raw emotion as viewers are drawn in by the layers of meaning in each work.
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.