• Dawn McCall

A Look at the Smooth Newt


The Smooth Newt is Britain's most common and widespread newt, which is quite at home in garden ponds and small ponds in the countryside. These newts were given to me by someone who no longer wanted their pond and wanted a home for them. I photographed them and released them in my pond which I hope they will be happy in.

Above: A lovely male in full breeding colours, notice his orange belly, bright yellow sides with big dark black spots, a continuous wavy crest down his back and tail.

Below: A crestless female with different shaped spots.

Above: A view of the females underside.

Below: Another Male with a darker form.

Below: A close up view of the top males head with dark stripes along it.

Below: Female sat on the side of the pond after release

#2018 #SmoothNewt #Pondlife

Dawn McCall

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