A film about the European toad (Bufo bufo). When mating the male is clinging tight on to the back of the female, and she has to carry him so wherever they go. The males are struggling hard to get the position on the back and are kicking wildly to show their strength and to reject other males. The newly hatched tadpoles also is described in their underwater environment. After the metamorphosis the small toads living on land have a hard life. It is important to find food and escape enemies.
The world of the toads is described in a fascinating and amusing way with beautiful and close pictures. Thanks to a light and compact equipment it has been possible to come as close as a few cm to the toads. The film is the fourteenth short film by Tony Holm and is 10 minutes long. It is documentary, but it also gives cause for reflection.

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