Eastern Newt Eft
This little fellow was only about 6.5 cm long. In his final adult phase, he’ll be about 12 cm long.
They’re fascinating salamanders & always a treat to see, so I was happy this one let me grab his portrait before he went on his way.
Shenandoah National Park, Virginia. Photos taken of wild critters where I find them. No posing, pestering, or baiting, & aiming to leave no trace. Corrections welcome to my critter IDs. Olympus EM1 Mark II, M.Zuiko ED 60mm f2.8 Macro, Fenix Headlamp & Focusing Lights, Godox TT350o Flash. DIY Diffuser. Handheld.