It is only when you look for them, that you find them

It was only 7.30 pm in a remote village in Nagaland. This village, surrounded by dense evergreen forest now had all a silence I cannot describe. It was pitch black with no moon and dark clouds. It felt it was very late at night but it wasn't. The temperature started to dip reaching around 1 degree celcius. This was the month of December. A time too late to find frogs. But we were determined to explore the forest at night. Even though it meant us not finding anything.
After a long session of of trying convince a tribe member to join us, there was a silence of refusal. It wasn't their fault. Exploring forest at night was a concept foreign to them. For there was no reason for them to traditionally step out at night. Finally, one member agreed to join us. We were dropped at the mouth of a steep valley. Before our trail, our tribe member looked at us and said, "1 hour should be more than enough! You city people not used to walking in the dark in forest. "Yatish and I looked at each other and smiled. Little did he know that we both had grown up exploring forests and this was not new to us.
We started descending the steep slope, checking every micro habitat we could. But... Nothing! Now the local wanted to head back. But we wanted to explore some more. Another hour and nothing. Then we switched off our torches, only to feel the forest before we head back. And then in the dark called a frog. And we then glued our ears to it's direction. And as we turned our lights on, we saw this beautiful frog- a Jerdon's Tree Frog (Hyla annectans). We were thrilled on a find.
Later, we walked back to our pick up point. Once there, our tribe man said," You guys are crazy! I will never come with you!" We wondered why he said this. Then I saw my watch. It was 12.30 am...

Small: A4: 11.69 X 8.27 inches
Medium: A3: 16.53 X 11.69 inches
Large: 2 X 3 feet : 24 X 36 inches