Rarely growing larger than a foot (30 centimeters) in length, the Axolotl is one of nature’s smaller bundles of amazing. An endangered species in their native Mexico, these amphibians are a species of salamander that never undergoes metamorphosis and therefore remains gilled and aquatic for its entire life.
The Amazon Milk Frog (by Adrien Sifre) - beautiful, but one of many creatures on this planet threatened by deforestation & warming climates. Caused by over-population of mankind. 7 billion today...what about in 20 years?
Tadpoles overhead. Overall winner, Category winner: Ecology and Environmental Science. Tadpoles of many anuran species come in high numbers, but not many make it to adulthood. Here a group of common toad (Bufo bufo) tadpoles is seen from below by Bert Willaert, Belgium. It was shot with a canon G12 camera in a Recsea underwater housing and a Dyron dome port.