Marbled Salamander

During the fall of the year, salamanders venture out during cool, rainy nights to find a mate. Once they mate, the female will lay her eggs in an area that is prone to flooding. When the eggs hatch, the juvenile salamanders will develop and grow into adults. These particular salamanders live under debris eating crickets, worms and other insects. I've had this image in my mind for a while and when I found this salamander I knew exactly how I was going to photograph it. 

 Canon 5D Mark III with 100mm macro set at f/5.6 ISO 400 1/100. Used a speed light on the right to light the rain drops and a LED spot light pointed towards its face.

Canon 5D Mark III with 100mm macro set at f/5.6 ISO 400 1/100. Used a speed light on the right to light the rain drops and a LED spot light pointed towards its face.