Photo of the Day: Red-spotted Newt

Red-spotted newt in its "red eft" stage climbing through a garden in New York

Red-spotted newts are aquatic as larvae and adults, but they spend their juvenile years on land in a stage known as "red eft", characterized by their fiery orange or red coloring. This red eft was crawling through a garden in New York while the photographer was weeding. Photo by Lynn Cleveland.

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Photo Contest BadgeThis Photo of the Day was donated by a participant in the annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. See more photos or sign up for the 42nd Annual National Wildlife Photo Contest.

 

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