Kutub Uddin, who is based in Bognor Regis, West Sussex, beat more than 250 images in a contest run by the Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers.

Kutub, who captured the image in his garden using a Sony Alpha 58, today told Amateur Photographer: ‘The two frogs are my pets. I was cleaning out their tank one evening and I watched as they climbed up a plant.

‘When it started to rain I looked to bring the frogs back in and I caught them in these very human poses, holding onto the leaf.

‘I just couldn’t resist getting my camera and taking a few quick snaps of them before I brought them inside.’

The photographer, who used a 100mm macro lens, added: ‘It was really funny to see them acting so human by holding onto the leaf – it looked as if the frogs were using the leaf as an umbrella.

‘I thought they liked water, so it was funny to see them acting in this way.’

The other entries can be viewed HERE