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The salamander is an amphibian of the order Urodela which, as with many real creatures, often has been ascribed fantastic qualities by pre-modern authors (as in the allegorical descriptions of animals in medieval bestiaries), and in recent times, some have come to identify a legendary salamander as a distinct concept from the real organism. This idea is most highly developed in the occult. Where the two concepts can be distinguished, the legendary salamander is most often depicted much like a typical salamander in shape, with a lizard-like form, but it is usually ascribed an affinity with fire (sometimes specifically elemental fire).

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Comments (89)

kostas papantoniou on February 14

Thank you Majasa

Buts Yuri on February 14

Beautiful picture! LIKE-62! Many greetings, Buts_YV.

kostas papantoniou on February 14

Thank you Yuri

Anton Trötscher on March 6

Hello Kostas! What a beautiful little creature the salamander is! Such wonderful brilliant colors!! I have seen only one in my lifetime (in Bohemia!) and so I assume this photo is a rather rare capture! But excellently done!! Many friendly greetings! Anton Trötscher

kostas papantoniou on March 21

It's not that rare to meet salamanders in mount Olympos,if you know where to look for them..Thank you Anton

Very good capture of this salamander. TFE. L 63.Good sunday and best greetings, Canpao

kostas papantoniou on April 14

Thanks again Canpao

Daniel Z (Jack) on May 5

Nice shot! F+L Greetings Jack

kostas papantoniou on May 12

Good day Jack

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 22, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by kostas papantoniou
    • Camera: Canon EOS 5D
    • Taken on 2013/03/31 10:58:05
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 105.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO800
    • Exposure Bias: -0.67 EV
    • No flash