Galactic Salamander

Oregon Slender Salamander (Plethopsis wrighti).

This species reminds me of the nebulosity of the milky way.

I drove 9 hours total yesterday to find this amazing salamander. They are endemic to the northern cascades of Oregon where they occur mostly in old growth forests utilizing fallen Douglas Fir as a microhabitat. Lacking lungs this species breathes through its skin. One of the robust slender salamanders (subgenus Plethopsis) their closest relatives are a handful of species thousands of miles away in the south east slope of the Sierra Nevada.

Nikon D7200, Tamron 90mm, f11, 1/200th, diffused flash.

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