Reptiles in San Gabriel Mountains: ensatinas, newts and arboreals

Monterey Ensatina -  Ensatina eschscholtzii eschscholtzii
Monterey Ensatina -  Ensatina eschscholtzii eschscholtzii
Black-bellied Slender Salamander -  Batrachoseps nigriventris
California Newt - Taricha torosa
California Newt - Taricha torosa
Arboreal Salamander - Aneides lugubris
Arboreal Salamander - Aneides lugubris
Arboreal Salamander - Aneides lugubris
California Alligator Lizard - Elgaria multicarinata multicarinata



Taken on a recent rainy day in the San Gabriel Mountains -- a friend of mine knows how to find these suckers. Pics were taken with the Nikon 105 2.8 macro lens and, as the reflections on the little beasts show, I often used a flash. 

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--S.H.

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Immigration rally, downtown Los Angeles Feb. 18





















The last is my favorite. The immigration march today in downtown Los Angeles drew only a fraction of the crowd of last month's Women's March. But still some folks came out, even alone, to stand up for what they believe in. 

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--S.H.

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People I work with who didn't run away when I pulled out my camera












Folks I work with at Los Angeles Metro, the big bus and rail agency for L.A. County. I edit their blog and help with some other editing and social media chores. I also get to shoot some pics as part of the gig and that's been a great way to keep practicing.

All my pics are here. Questions? Email me.

--S.H.

The above photos are ©Steve Hymon and may not be reproduced or used elsewhere without my advanced written permission.