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Underwater rascal A very lucky still of a landstaged alpine newt, floating frozen under water, its invisible hand gripping for balance. It is curious yet afraid. It will not be harmed by me, yet it is triggered for action.<br />
After birth these newts are water creatures, light blue and very contrasting in their multicoloured jackets. Then evolution kicks in, the skin darkens, the yellow aspects fade, orange takes over. Still the same newt it looks like another species in the same lifetime: the landstage.  Alpine Newt,Canon  EF12mm II,Geotagged,Ichthyosaura alpestris,The Netherlands,macro,soligor 12mm Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Underwater rascal

A very lucky still of a landstaged alpine newt, floating frozen under water, its invisible hand gripping for balance. It is curious yet afraid. It will not be harmed by me, yet it is triggered for action.
After birth these newts are water creatures, light blue and very contrasting in their multicoloured jackets. Then evolution kicks in, the skin darkens, the yellow aspects fade, orange takes over. Still the same newt it looks like another species in the same lifetime: the landstage.

    comments (5)

  1. Awesome specie introduction Ludo, promoted! Posted 8 years ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy, you've made my day!
      I did make a few shots before I had the luck of a frozen shot:)
      Posted 8 years ago
    2. btw. gratz on the Marketeer medal,way to go! Posted 8 years ago
  2. frozen :-o ? Superb photography sir Posted 6 years ago
    1. Wll uuh not actually frozen but frozen in motion for just a little while:) Thank you for your comment! Posted 6 years ago

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The Alpine Newt is a newt of the Salamander order Caudata in the class of Amphibians.

Similar species: Salamanders
Species identified by Ludo Sak
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By Ludo Sak

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Uploaded Oct 3, 2012. Captured Oct 2, 2012 19:01 in Brandstraat 13, 6003 Weert, The Netherlands.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/5.6
  • 2s
  • ISO100
  • 50mm