My 8 Best Photos from 2015

Aneides Aeneus

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Since herping season is pretty much over (for me at least), I thought I would look back on the year by posting my 8 favorite salamander photos. I tried to choose solely based on the quality of the photos, but in the end I had to include some of the really cool species I saw, good photos or not. So, here are the photos (and some description):

1. One of two jefferson's salamanders I saw this year - both found in early March near vernal ponds.
2. A beautiful, oddly-colored pygmy salamander from the great smoky mountains.
3. A northern slimy salamander from Eastern Kentucky.
4. A four-toed salamander found in a floodplain forest.
5. One of the very few midland mud salamanders I have seen - found in a wide muddy seep.
6. A seepage salamanders found in the Unicoi Mountains of Tennessee.
7. Not the best of photos but I had to put this in. This is a species my parents and I have spent huge amounts of time searching for and always failed to find until this fall - junaluska salamander!
8. A tiny, extremely cute chamberlain's dwarf salamander found over thanksgiving break in Raleigh, North Carolina.

I'm sure there are other people on this forum who have seen some cool stuff this year - come on! Show us your favorite photos!

-Ananth
 

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Awesome finds and photos Ananth!

Here are my favorites, though i will be honest, i had a bit of a bad year with photography...so, i will ad a few of my captive animals.

1. Adult female Long toed salamander, Ambystoma macrodactylum
2. Juvenile Copes giant salamander, Dicamptodon copei. Not a fantastic photo, but its the first one of this species i have found so i am pleased with it.
3. Subadult Pacific giant salamander, Dicamptodon tenebrosus. Again not a great photo, but i thought this individual was pretty cool looking, especially with all the white spots.
4. Another adult female Long toed salamander, Ambystoma macrodactylum found while searching for worms in sub freezing temperatures.
5. One of my CB juvenile Chinese firebelly newts, Hypeselotriton orientalis.
6. One of my juvenile Mabee's salamanders, Ambystoma mabeei.
7. Adult female Oregon Ensatina salamander, Ensatina eschscholtzii oregonensis.
8. Adult female ( i think) Western redback salamander, Plethodon vehiculum.

All in all it was probably the best herping year i have had - found more Taricha than ever before, found multiple new species in new areas, and found a good amount of Ambystoma and Ensatina as well, so i can't really complain.
-Seth
 

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Awesome pics guys!
 
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2015 has been my best year for herping so far. Here are my best photos!
(I have posted many of these photos before)
 

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