Alex Mustard - Sardinian Mountain Newt

Alex Mustard - Sardinian Mountain Newt

A portrait of a Sardinian brook salamander (Euproctus platycephalus) in a shallow mountain stream. This species is restricted to only the east coast of the island of Sardinia and certainly lives up to its wide mouth name. Photographed underwater in the wild (I add this clarification only because most pictures of this species are from aquariums). This species is listed as Endangered on the ICUN Red List due to habitat loss, although I have encountered one other specimen at a site outside its reported range, suggesting there may be other pockets of this species on the island.

A big thank you to my friend Alessandro Spiga for taking me to this location.

Location: Sardinia, Italy

Posted on 28.06.2012
Photo info - 10.05.2012: NIKON D4, 105 mm, ISO 400, f 25, 1/320 sec
Tags: Alex Mustard Euproctus platycephalus Italy Sardinia Sardinian brook salamander underwater wildlife photography
Alex Mustard - Sardinian Mountain Newt

Alex Mustard - Sardinian Mountain Newt

A portrait of a Sardinian brook salamander (Euproctus platycephalus) in a shallow mountain stream. This species is restricted to only the east coast of the island of Sardinia and certainly lives up to its wide mouth name. Photographed underwater in the wild (I add this clarification only because most pictures of this species are from aquariums). This species is listed as Endangered on the ICUN Red List due to habitat loss, although I have encountered one other specimen at a site outside its reported range, suggesting there may be other pockets of this species on the island.

A big thank you to my friend Alessandro Spiga for taking me to this location.

Location: Sardinia, Italy

Posted on 28.06.2012
Photo info - 10.05.2012: NIKON D4, 105 mm, ISO 400, f 25, 1/320 sec
Tags: Alex Mustard Euproctus platycephalus Italy Sardinia Sardinian brook salamander underwater wildlife photography