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Salamander  Fire Salamander,France,Geotagged,Salamandra salamandra,Winter Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

The fire salamander is possibly the best-known salamander species in Europe. It is black with yellow spots or stripes to a varying degree; some specimens can be nearly completely black while on others the yellow is dominant. Shades of red and orange may sometimes appear, either replacing or mixing with the yellow according to subspecies. Fire salamanders can have a very long lifespan. A salamander lived for more than 50 years in Museum Koenig, a German natural history museum.

Similar species: Salamanders
Species identified by Harry Lyndon-Skeggs
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By Harry Lyndon-Skeggs

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Uploaded Feb 22, 2015. Captured Feb 21, 2015 04:05 in Avenue de la RĂ©sistance, 91130 Ris-Orangis, France.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/22.0
  • 1/125s
  • ISO320
  • 105mm