Sunday, February 6, 2011

Marbled Salamanders

Did you fall in love with them yet? Yes? I thought so. Zac and I have been on the lookout for these salamanders every time we go outside but only recently started finding them (I have figured out their secrets now). I get awfully excited when I find one, it's kind of embarrassing really.
You can find Marbled Salamanders in the Eastern US , and like most salamanders, they dig wet areas in the woods, big fans of leaf litter and logs. We've probably been having more luck finding them lately because of seasonal flooding. Females tend to be a little more gray, while the males are more white. So I'm thinking that maybe the one on the right in these photos is a male. Macro Monday My World Nature Notes

28 comments:

Don't Bug Me! said...

Absolutely adorable!

Karen said...

They are so cute! Terrific macros!

Arija said...

I had already lost my heart before I read the first word. They really are cuddly and adorable.

jason said...

Gorgeous! They're such attractive critters, and you did them justice.

MarieElizabeth said...

They are kind of cute.

Kim, USA said...

They are cute but it freak me out I thought it's two headed snake!! Happy Monday!
Macro Monday

GrandmaK said...

Interesting little critters. Wonderful pictures! Cathy

Tammie Lee said...

oh my gosh, look at those cute little faces!

Dominic Gendron said...

What a nice salamander i didnt know about! Very nice images ;)

Mike B. said...

Very cool! I've found some newts in the backyard, but nothing as interesting looking as these.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

"Ain't they beauties?" as Steve Irwin would say. Yep.

Kala said...

What amazing looking creatures!

Pearl Maple said...

too cute
it has taken me a while to get used to the little lizards but they are growing on me (as is the gecko in the laundry room)

Out on the prairie said...

They are very nice, we had lots of tigers where I grew up.They were being pushed away by new homes, but at the time I was unaware.

blobbybirdman said...

I've never yet found a salamander ... i'd love to know your secrets! :)

ladyfi said...

Wow - they are just gorgeous!

Miss Becky said...

it amazes me that you're able to capture these creatures that are so small and shy by nature. I think they're beautiful too.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Yes, in love, absolutely!!! I think that any Salamander is brilliant. Had a pet Tiger Salamander once for a long time and whenever I dig in the gardens, I am always thinking...be careful with that shovel, for you just never know. Jill these are so worth getting happy, happy over~

Sylvia K said...

What amazing little cuties they are! Terrific capture, Jill! Love them! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

Gary said...

Great find Jill. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Esther Garvi said...

What a beautiful creature!!

Carver said...

I am definitely in love with them and amazed at your photography. It looks like they are posing just for you.

Al said...

They're so cute! Your photos are wonderful - I'm consistently amazed at how well you capture the wildlife in your travels.

Ebie said...

Jill, you find all these hard to find creatures in my area. They are so cute and adorable!

indicaspecies said...

Thank you for showing salamanders through your pictures. Fascinating post.

Kristin said...

These creatures look so beautiful and perfect under your camera lenses.

Stewart M said...

Splendid shots - well done.

Jedediah said...

They are adorable. I thought about keeping them as pets for a while, but I've abandoned that plan for now.