19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A larval coastal giant salamander in its home stream.
This is a larval coastal giant salamander - Dicamptodon tenebrosus - in its home stream on Mary's Peak, in the Oregon coast range. These are the dominant vertebrate predators in their fishless streams, and as you can see, they can be quite cryptic!
|Photo Location:||alsea, or, United States of America|
|Copyright:||© christopher cousins|