White-spotted Slimy Salamander (Plethodon cylindraceus)

This image is a couple weeks old, but one that I have yet to post on my blog. It is from a trip to a local nature preserve here in Virginia, and this individual was the first of this species that I had ever found. The slimy salamander is a large, and well, slimy, salamander. In this photograph, I liked the way the lichens on the rock echoed the spots on his skin.

White-spotted Slimy Salamander (Plethodn cylindraceus), Virginia, United States.