• Kevin Esser

Black and yellow is my fellow

Autumn is not exactly my favorite season. The cold & dark, the lack of reptiles... I don't like it at all. Of course, the foliage color is beautiful. Autumnal fog moods and numerous mushrooms in the forest are nice. But what really cheers me up during this (for me) quite depressing time are the Fire Salamanders.


So I wait for rain and then go in search of the black and yellow beauties. Best chances to find them is in the dark. The moment when a salamander appears in the light circle of the flashlight is always magical.


Salamandra salamandra terrestris - Barred Fire Salamander

Salamandra salamandra terrestris - Barred Fire Salamander

Salamandra salamandra terrestris - Barred Fire Salamander

Salamandra salamandra terrestris - Barred Fire Salamander

Barred Fire Salamander - portrait

Salamandra salamandra terrestris - Barred Fire Salamander

Salamandra salamandra terrestris - Barred Fire Salamander