Fire Salamander


The Fire Salamander (Salamandra salamandra) is probably the most well-known salamander species in Europe.
Compared to other terrestrial salamanders, the Fire Salamander is one of the largest (up to 20 cm)
It is black with yellow spots or stripes.
Some specimens can be nearly completely black while on others the yellow is dominant.
They live in southern and central Europe forests and are more common in hilly areas.
They are active in the evening and the night, but on rainy days they are active in the daytime as well.

Walking on an early rainy morning in the Bükk National Park, I found several Fire Salamanders on the path.

Bükk National Park, Hungary, 27 April 2019

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