Underworld

Underworld

My initial quest was to shoot the vast expanse of frog spawn that I usually find at this location. However as I ventured near the frog spawn this newt scuttled past me, just beneath the shallow water. I was lucky for at this time of year the water is cold which means that newts are far more in favour of lying still and warming their bodies in the weak spring sunshine than to make their escape from my prying lens.

You'll also note that there are many partly degraded frog spawn cells surrounding the newt which really add to the otherworldly feel of this image.