The largest stream salamanders in the southeast, blackbelly salamanders (Desmognathus quadramaculatus) average four to seven inches in length. Although they typically hide under rocks during the day and hunt at night, some will boldly rest out in the open. Photographed in action at the Highlands Biological Station, geography student Jackson Denton stares in awe at the biggest catch of the day. For more information, please follow this link.

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