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Eastern Newt A morning walk in the woods in search of Pigmy Rattlesnakes came up with this fellow hiding under a rotten log in the wet morning. Eastern newt,Geotagged,Macro,Notophthalmus viridescens,Summer,United States,amphibian,newt,red eft,red-spotted newt Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Eastern Newt

A morning walk in the woods in search of Pigmy Rattlesnakes came up with this fellow hiding under a rotten log in the wet morning.

    comments (4)

  1. I absolutely love this one! It's a great find and I'm amazed at how you managed such a closeup shot, plus the image atmosphere is incredible. Well done! Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks! I appreciate it Posted 4 years ago
  2. Composition - Check
    Clean background - Check
    Sharp focus - Check
    Interesting foreground - Check
    compelling image - Check, check, check! :)
    Posted 4 years ago
    1. Hahah thanks John! Posted 4 years ago

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The eastern newt or red-spotted newt is a common salamander of eastern North America. Eastern newts dwell in wet forests with small lakes or ponds. They can coexist in an aquatic environment with small, non-carnivorous fish, however, their skin secretes a poisonous substance when the newt is threatened or injured. They have a lifespan of 12 to 15 years in the wild, and may grow to 5 inches in length. The newts are a common aquarium pet, being either collected from the wild or purchased. The strikingly.. more

Similar species: Salamanders
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Uploaded Sep 20, 2015. Captured Sep 20, 2015 13:18 in Unnamed Road, Tallahassee, FL 32305, USA.
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • f/2.8
  • 1/256s
  • ISO250
  • 100mm