Home for Tiger Salamander Print
This imageshows one of the high alpine ponds at Mexican Cut, a Nature Conservancy preserve near Crested Butte, Colorado. Scientists are studying the effects of climate change and acid rain on the composition of these glacial pools and wetlands. Tiger salamanders are part of this important work because many individuals in this location don't fully develop and remain partly in their aquatic form with two front legs and a tail, never leaving the water.
As you look closely, see the clouds in the shape of salamanders. See their reflections in this quiet pool. As high alpine ponds become more pristine as a result of less pollution, the populations of our beloved tiger salamanders will become more viable.
Large and medium print sizes available. Dimensions are approximate. (Hover over image to magnify.)