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The Olm or "Human Fish" (Proteus anguinus), Slovenia, August 2018 Photographed in-situ with a Sony a6000, a Nauticam housing and Inon S-2000 strobes pointed to the side, not directly onto the animal.  Photographed with wildlife officials present and with permission. Life in the dark,Olm,Proteus anguinus,Slovenia Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

The Olm or "Human Fish" (Proteus anguinus), Slovenia, August 2018

Photographed in-situ with a Sony a6000, a Nauticam housing and Inon S-2000 strobes pointed to the side, not directly onto the animal. Photographed with wildlife officials present and with permission.

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  1. Amazing!
    And thank you for the ethical disclaimer, you set a great example.
    Posted 2 years ago
    1. I was worried that the salamanders would really react to flashes so I made sure to set it up such that I was using the edges of the strobes. In all truth, the salamanders didn't react to the flashes. They did react to the head lamps and I had to dim mine and point it up. Then everything seemed to work just fine. No single animal was photographed more than three or four times. Just didn't want to do damage with the shoot and there were plenty of animals to work with. Posted 2 years ago

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The olm or proteus is an aquatic salamander in the family Proteidae, the only exclusively cave-dwelling chordate species found in Europe. In contrast to most amphibians, it is entirely aquatic; it eats, sleeps, and breeds underwater. Living in caves found in the Dinaric Alps, it is endemic to the waters that flow underground through the extensive limestone bedrock of the karst of Central and Southeastern Europe, specifically southern Slovenia, the basin of the Soča River near Trieste, Italy, southwestern.. more

Similar species: Salamanders
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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Uploaded Sep 8, 2018. Captured May 12, 2016 02:16.
  • ILCE-6000
  • f/14.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO400
  • 16mm