Nature Photography Challenge (wild creatures, plants and places only)

A regular photography contest for Nature lovers who love to learn and teach.

(Amphibians & Reptiles Category) - Order - Caudata - Newts/Salamanders

This challenge closed over 6 years ago.

The Challenge

The 5th in our new challenge layout catering for all aspects of nature for us nature lovers.

As you can see the title will start with the category which will make it easier for me when choosing what challenge to do next, I can see the challenges I have already run in this category.

For this challenge please add your images of *NEWTS/SALAMANDERS.

Interesting Facts

> The tailed amphibians known as caudates make up around 9% of the world’s amphibian species.

> Caudata contains 9 families that are mainly distributed across the northern temperate regions of the world where cool and moist environments occur.

> The order Caudata contains nearly 600 species.

> A large proportion has a biphasic life cycle, starting life as aquatic gilled larvae that later metamorphose into terrestrial adults.

> Caudates are generally nocturnal and forage for food at night.

> Terrestrial adults generally remain hidden under logs and rocks during the day, while aquatic caudates live on the bottoms of streams or ponds, taking refuge under stones and detritus.

Information courtesy of Caudata Culture

Judging / Voting Criteria

Vote for your favourite.

Rewards & Prizes

1st place winners will have their photo used as the group Avatar for a period of time.
Then 1st, 2nd and 3rd will have their photo’s permanently posted on the groups Feature Board.
1st place member will be become a featured member.

Additional Information


Cover Image: Northern Red Salamander by Marcia Rubin


The Top Ten

Northern Red Salamander  by Marcia Rubin

Northern Red Salamander by Marcia Rubin was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 7 votes.

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