September 6, 2016: Barton Springs Salamander

September 6, 2016: Barton Springs Salamander

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Howdy from Texas! I am visiting Austin this weekend and it has been a blast so far. While landlocked, Austin boasts some pretty cool wildlife, including this week’s critter: the Barton Springs Salamander. I know this one’s a freshwater species, but I couldn’t resist those fiery red gills, and having gone to swim in Barton Springs just a few days ago, I felt it only appropriate to pay homage to the real locals!

 

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100 Days Project Status: Today is Day 15.

October “Amateur” Photographer Showcase Status: two open spaces remain.

 

photo credits: in newsletter: Left: http://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/species/bartonspringssalamander/; Right: http://www.natgeocreative.com/photography/1320491; Bottom: http://www.arkive.org/barton-springs-salamander/eurycea-sosorum/; in this post: Featured Image: http://www.californiaherps.com/noncal/misc/miscsalamanders/pages/e.sosorum.html

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