Nice adult . Also found a smaller adult .
Small adult. Under rock with Calisoga species (large spider).
Paedomorph in creek
Two of 5 seen this day.
Saw three larvae in creek (2 pictured). All 3 were about 1.5" snout to vent.
Approx 6" in length
Creek pooling, not flowing. About 2.5" snout to vent (from what I could see).
A not-so-giant giant salamander
Larval California Giant Salamander hidden among the aquatic rocks in Armstrong Woods State Reserve. It was found by scanning all of the crevices in the rocks in a clear, shallow pool with my binoculars. This photo was taken from closer to the creek as the salamander slowly moved out of its retreat.
Just saw this one (but only searched briefly), which was about 2.5" snout to vent. Creek not flowing, but is pooling, then disappearing underground sporadically.
Larva in flowing creek, 2.5" snout to vent (with some tail missing). Only one seen today.
About 7" crossing the trail in medicine Buddha
Largest of 4 larvae observed. 3" snout to vent, (about 5" total length). Was located upstream from others. Creek running well here.
This larva was missing much of it's tail. About 2" snout to vent. Upstream from 2 smaller larvae. In calm side pool. Creek running well here.
2 small larvae near each other in creek. Both 1" long, snout to vent. Creek begins going underground, intermittently, just downstream from them.