Newts are amazing and fascinating creatures. End of February it was extraordinary cold and the pond was covered with thick ice. After a few warm days the ice was hardly gone and I spotted the first Smooth Newts (Triturus vulgaris) in the pond. These guys are survivors, because a few days later winter came back an the pond froze over again. A few years ago I photographed this beautiful male searching for a prospective bride in his best dress.

Image Details:

Location: Lower Austria
Date: May 1rst, 2012
Camera: Canon EOS 50D
Focal Length: 180 mm
Aperture: f 7.1
Exposure: 1/320 sec
ISO: 250

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