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A Smiling Rough Skinned Newt! I think it is smiling because of all the Globular Springtails covering the rock it is sitting on. Canada,Fall,Geotagged,Rough-skinned newt,Taricha granulosa Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

A Smiling Rough Skinned Newt!

I think it is smiling because of all the Globular Springtails covering the rock it is sitting on.

    comments (9)

  1. Love it! ...and the springtails too! Posted 2 years ago
    1. I never realized that the insects were there until I looked at the photo after transferring it to the iPad. A surprise for me. Posted 2 years ago
      1. Definitely a nice surprise :) Posted 2 years ago
  2. Great shot!! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thank you, Lisa. Posted 2 years ago
  3. Excellent! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks, Ferdy Posted 2 years ago
  4. Beautiful close up! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thank you. Posted 2 years ago

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The rough-skinned newt is a North American newt known for the strong toxin exuded from its skin.

Similar species: Salamanders
Species identified by gary fast
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By gary fast

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Uploaded Nov 17, 2018. Captured Nov 16, 2018 13:41 in Hanks Beach, hanks beach cortes island, Canada.
  • E-M5MarkII
  • f/14.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO1000
  • 60mm