Sardinia part 1: Cave salamanders

The Italian island of Sardinia is known for the huge amount of caves. This was exactly the goal for Vincent and me on a recent trip. One of the highlights are cave salamanders. The island houses five species, in contrast to only three on the European mainland. Moreover, they are not only endemic to the island, also to separate mountain ranges. We almost saw them all. Here a small impression. For the wide-angle shots Vincent and I joined forces and equipment and made them together. It would be too much to do it all twice. The nice thing about winter on Sardinia is that the salamanders can be found inside als well as outside the caves. Of course there are lots of other reptiles and amphibians, but that’s for another trip.
Part 2 will follow shortly about other cave inhabitants.