I don’t remember specifically where this is located, only that it was in western Wyoming somewhere. At this point, we had been driving for many hours and needed to stretch our legs, so we stopped at the end of a switchback, and did just that. I took a number of photos, but this was the best of the bunch.
Like many other critters in the animal kingdom, the juvenile stage of the Eastern red-spotted newt (Notophthalmus viridescens) is brightly colored to warn off potential predators, due to the saturation of the juvenile’s tissues with tetrodotoxin. We spotted (heh) this little beauty as we were day hiking in the Dolly Sods Wilderness in West Virginia.
Every time I go down to Rosslyn, I’m always wandering around drop-jawed. I used to work in Rosslyn back in the 1990s, and it’s always been one of the fastest developing business spaces that I’ve ever seen – with new buildings and construction constantly happening over the years. And unlike DC – right across the river – Rosslyn doesn’t have the height restrictions, and they build tall there.