• Kevin Esser

Good newts, everyone!

I was never really satisfied with the process of catching newts out of the water during their aquatic phase and putting them on moss covered stones, or something like that, to take pictures of them. Most pictures doesn't look very natural and they hardly show the beauty of the newts. So I did not have to reinvent the wheel, by simply putting them into a small aquarium. It should be very narrow for a good and efficient result. The newts swim around in their temporary home a little, I get some nice "underwater" shots and as a reward for their cooperation I like to feed them some mosquito larvae, or whatever I have at hand. Newts aren't picky.


photography aquarium
My aquarium on a fancy little stool... to make it really comfortable
Lissotriton helveticus - Palmate Newt
Lissotriton helveticus - Palmate Newt, female
Lissotriton helveticus - Palmate Newt
Lissotriton helveticus - Palmate Newt, female
Ichthyosaura alpestris - Alpine Newt, larva
Ichthyosaura alpestris - Alpine Newt, larva
Ichthyosaura alpestris - Alpine Newt, male
Ichthyosaura alpestris - Alpine Newt, male