Nature is amazing!

Red newt in elf stage

Through my photography I want to share my awe of nature.

Right after a rain shower near Roan Mountain, Tennessee, I saw dozens of these red efts, the juvenile stage of the eastern newt.  I had to be careful not to step on them and found a few willing to be photographed. (Notice that I got to eye level with the subject to create a connection and added a little fill flash.) After the rain passed, the efts returned to their moist hiding places.

What a wonderful experience to see so many of them.