Salamander Smiles for Camera!


– I always bring a water bottle with me and I actually use it to
help moisten the salamander. There you go buddy. A wet salamander is a happy salamander (upbeat drumming music) Oh hey coyote pack. Mario here. As you may know, we currently have our Brave Wilderness
Adventure Kit out now. And you know what edition it is? The Reptiles and Amphibians
edition, our favorite. Now what’s pretty cool
about what’s in this kit our very first poster, check that out. Now what’s so special
about this poster to me is the fact that we’ve actually used some of my images on here. For example, a lot of
the amphibian species that you see here like this red salamander, this glass frog and this dumpy tree frog. Now you might be wondering, Mario, how do you take such cool images? Well, it’s all about technique. So what we’re gonna do today
is take you out into the field and show you how you can actually get the same type of images. So grab your cameras (camera clicking) and let’s head out into the field and take some pictures. So I’m at one of my locations
where I tend to find a lot of amphibians. And I’ve got this one spot
where I think we could find a really charismatic
species to photograph. (upbeat music) There it is, our target species. The spotted salamander. Now they’re fairly common in this area and to find them all we have to do is flip over some logs. All right, this looks like a good log. It’s big, looks like it
actually situated down into the soil quite a bit. And with any luck, we’re
gonna find our target species. Right there, check it
out, a spotted salamander. This is a perfect spot for you buddy. There you go. The next step is to find a location where we can actually set this guy up to get some really cool shots. Ready? (cheerful music) I think this might be
a good spot to set up for a little photography session. So first step is, gonna actually set up a little spot here where we’re actually gonna
place this guy under. Gonna keep this guy here for now. Nice and hidden. And this is why I actually really wanted to find this species. It’s such an easy species
to handle, it’s safe. And of course we wanna be very gentle and be very conscious of the stress levels of this animal. So the fact that I could
actually place it down and cover it under some
debris to make sure it feels secure is really good. Especially while we set up our cameras. So I always go into the field and have my backpack. So this backpack, my camera backpack has all these little compartments that has my different photography equipment. Of course we’ve got the
main body and the lens. Today we’re gonna be
doing macro photography. And macro photography
requires a macro lens. Now what’s special about a lens like this is that you can actually get
really close to the subject. It’s got a one to on magnification. And that means that you can
see the details really well. And once again get
really close to subjects that are small like that salamander. Now of course every situation is unique. So the fact our subject
matter today is not dangerous. It’s not gonna run fast, it’s not just gonna hop away means that we can actually
be very deliberate with our set up and try to
get the best shots possible. So when working with amphibians it’s very important to
make sure we keep them nice and moist. Make sure they’re out of direct sunlight. And I always bring a water bottle with me. And I use this to keep
my hands nice and moist, it’s very important. And I actually use it to
help moisten the salamander. There you go buddy. A wet salamander is a happy salamander. So once you’ve got your subject in the right spot or position you gotta get creative with your angles. To me it’s very important to
get a nice low perspective on the species. It all depends on the
species we’re working with. For the spotted salamander it lives in a terrestrial environment. So I wanna get nice and low
to show that perspective. Just don’t be afraid
to get down and dirty. The first shot I’m
gonna get is what I call my tight shot. I wanna make sure I get it’s
face in a profile angle. (camera clicking) So when it comes to macro photography the goal is to basically almost
eliminate the background. You wanna make sure
the subject is in focus and that it’s the primary
focus of the viewer. Now when it comes to any
shot that you’re taking of a animal, the eyes are the focus, right? The eyes are not in focus, then unfortunately image is not as strong. Let’s go for the medium shot. (camera clicking) So I’ve got my tight
shot, I got a medium shot so now I’m gonna get the wider shot which is the entire body. This is what I kind of called
the field book shot, right? When you want to identify an animal, wanna make sure you got
the entire body in view. So that’s what I’m gonna do now. Get my wider field book shot. (camera click) Macro photography, it’s
one of my favorite types of photography out there. It really gives us a close look into the world of the small
and bizarre creatures. And I think that’s really neat. Hopefully this little photo session inspires you to go out
and get your own photos of the wildlife that
you find in your area. A spotted salamander
defintely did a great job. I think it’s time to put him back underneath his log. I’m Mario Delcoa. Be brave, stay wild, we’ll
see you on the next adventure. All right, thanks buddy. You were an excellent
model today, off you go. Wildlife photography does not require fancy or expensive gear. You can actually produce great results with a simple point and shoot camera. Or even your cell phone. And most importantly,
documenting your special wildlife encounters should always be a fun and creative process. If you thought the spotted
salamander was interesting make sure to go back and watch the episode where we feature another iconic amphibian, the Australian Green Tree Frog. And don’t forget subscribe and click the notification bell so you can join us on the next adventure. (coyote howling)

100 Comments

  1. Zombiegirl 1620 August 6, 2019 at 10:47 am

    That salamander is the cutest thing I have ever seen

  2. Nicole Kamitsis August 6, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Spider : hiii Mario I’m ur biggest fan (falls of log)

  3. r y n a Gacha August 8, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    Oh wow a hydroflask one of the ingredients of being a vsco person lol

  4. Mr Skeet August 8, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    “A wet salamander is a happy salamander” – Mario Aldecoa 2019

  5. Kaylee Mullins August 9, 2019 at 1:40 am

    0:01 he has A Hydro flask vsco girl and I oop and I oop sksksksksksk

  6. Riftey_Boi August 10, 2019 at 8:20 am

    The salamander is SO cute

  7. Leila Pearson August 10, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    So VsCo WiTh YoUr HyDrOfLaSk

  8. XoxKiwi_PlayzGachaxoX Pineapple August 10, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    I think it’s cute?

  9. Night Shade August 11, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    3:04 Salamander : peek a boo I see you

  10. Ben Finnell August 12, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    “This is the perfect spot for you bud”

    Takes the salamander away from it-

  11. Dali August 16, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Omg spider! a spider underneath the salamander ^^;

  12. Nomz Noms August 16, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    6:15 EEEEEWWW anyone wlse sae that spider thing

  13. WiseSol Animal TV August 17, 2019 at 9:28 am

    I like this salamander. It seems to be very familiar with you.

  14. Alphazone August 21, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    Salamanders are so cool

  15. Beep Bop August 21, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    I had one of those but it died and I was devastated

  16. Sohel Makandar August 22, 2019 at 8:47 am

    8:18

  17. Angie Dobney August 23, 2019 at 1:56 am

    Hi

  18. KedMond Do Anything August 24, 2019 at 1:58 am

    Aww! So cute, he/she actually smiles directly to the camera

  19. CookieCat83 August 27, 2019 at 2:32 am

    Wholesome time!!

  20. Lps oceanman August 27, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    Vsco girls sees Hyrdroflask
    Coyote: I use this to moist-
    *Vsco snatches hyrdorflask*: and I oop and I oop sksksk take this scrunchie

  21. H Gamerboy815 August 31, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    Omg I saw this salamander a couple years ago in my backfield

  22. DU5K-KWT August 31, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    All the VSCO girls when coyote holds a hydro flask: KSKSKSKSKSKSKSKSK AND IOOP KSKSKSK

  23. Cinnamon_ T0ast September 2, 2019 at 6:22 am

    Ssssskkksssskkk and i oooop
    Is that a hydroflask

  24. ErCapoAlex September 2, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    Hii

  25. ErCapoAlex September 2, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    Wow

  26. aiden 716 September 4, 2019 at 4:10 am

    Is mario wearing a Gucci hat? Lmao

  27. R R September 4, 2019 at 11:45 am

    لا اله الاالله

  28. Matthew Layton vlogs-roblox and more September 4, 2019 at 11:13 pm

    Oh no coyote is vsco because he has a hydro flask

  29. Mr. Blocky September 4, 2019 at 11:18 pm

    the hat that ur wearing looks like a gucci hat lol

  30. Åÿšū H. September 5, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    I would keep it lmao

  31. Kelly Guerra September 5, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    omg he has a hydro flask AND I OOP SKSKSKSKSKSKSKSKSKSKSK

  32. Gacha Hippo’z September 7, 2019 at 1:34 am

    At 00:1 he dropped his hydro flask sksksk andioop sksksk and I oop

  33. Armelle formoso September 7, 2019 at 7:11 am

    VSCO girls be like: OMG is that a hydroflask ???
    OMG it is And I Oop Sksksks

  34. Stephan FireVault September 8, 2019 at 2:48 am

    Lizard u want my hydro flask here and I oop skakskskksksk I have have another here my crutche here u don’t have one and I oop sksksk

  35. Boomer September 8, 2019 at 4:06 am

    Beautiful job Mario!

  36. Kelly Mendez September 8, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    In the beginning you can see he has a hydro flask .o.

  37. Nikoline Petersen September 9, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Vsco girls be like: omg he has a Hydro flask skskskks and i oooop!?

  38. Carol Clark September 9, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    Theres no silming

  39. Thegaming Dragon September 11, 2019 at 12:55 am

    So cute the spotted salamander

  40. Lizzy Troy September 11, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    Petition to have Mario and Cyote dress like Mario and Luigi for Halloween:

  41. Dollface Gwen September 12, 2019 at 11:05 am

    All vsco girls seeing the hydro flask: and I oop- skskskskksksk

  42. Rafael Fyen September 14, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    I hope it signed some release form for this video.

  43. BasicallyBean69 September 15, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    OH MY GOD HE HAS A HYDRO FLASK

    SKSKSKSKSSKSKSKSKSKSKSKSKSKKS

  44. Erick Wright September 15, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    5:29 he smiles

  45. Mckenzie Helms September 16, 2019 at 1:41 am

    Can I say he’s a vsco girl ?☺️ he had a hydro flask sksksk

  46. mortar 523 September 16, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    And i ooop

  47. Sneep Snorp September 20, 2019 at 1:16 am

    Mario is a vsco girl oh no….

  48. Paul Hill September 22, 2019 at 6:57 am

    You should do a yellow stone trip

  49. Will Hibblit September 23, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    Coyotes a VSCO girl he Has a Hydro flask and save the turtles

  50. Galaxy Wolf September 29, 2019 at 12:46 am

    I'm probably a disgrace and this maybe a bad time but…

    OMG SKSKSK MARIO HAS A HYDROFLASK and it's also the same one as my gym teacher AND I OOP-

  51. Onika Tingz September 29, 2019 at 3:08 am

    Water bottle??oh no no thats his new hydro flask SkSkSk and i oop and i oop sksksk wet the salamanders

  52. Samuel Gross September 29, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    He's rocking that hydro flask

  53. mich pie September 29, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    me: * sees Hydro Flask *

    also me after 0.00003 seconds after seeing it: AND I OOP- HYDROFLASKSKSKSK?!

  54. ghost468 Jnjj October 1, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    He has hidro flask sksksk I’ll stop✌️

  55. Crs Scoggins October 2, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    Aww it's so cute.

  56. tripjoyy October 3, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Mario has a Hydroflask and I will n e v e r forget this

  57. Taylin Sora October 4, 2019 at 6:54 am

    6:14 Oh is it my time for an episode?

  58. Cookie_playzRBLX October 4, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    Spider:omg hiiiii YouTube

    Salamander:get out of here

    Spider:ok get out of log

  59. Wolfy719 October 4, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    "I always bring a bottle of water with me"

    Is that a hydroflask?

  60. Basketball Girl24 October 5, 2019 at 1:38 am

    Sksksksksks AND I OOP sksksksksks y’all seen his water bottle

  61. Řainbøws AND Čaţš_45 October 5, 2019 at 3:04 am

    Hydro Flaskskskskskksksksksksksk and I oop

  62. Cool Trends October 5, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    He is vsco sksksk an I oop

  63. little bird October 6, 2019 at 1:50 am

    That was a hydrofalsksksks

  64. Ella Neely October 6, 2019 at 3:19 am

    Back

  65. Ella’s Dream The bubble tea October 6, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    AND I OOP-

  66. David Lopez October 8, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    I never knew Mario was a vsco girl

  67. Thimo Prudlik October 9, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    The million dollar Smile

  68. Lord Kars October 10, 2019 at 3:00 am

    All the vsco girls when they see the hydroflask- SKSKSKSKKSKSKSKSKSKSKS ANNA ' OOP

  69. peace out October 10, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    Me: a spider lands on me and i have a panic attak. Him: lets a trianchula bite h iom

  70. BaseBallBrands October 12, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    Were the world is coyote

  71. Apixos glow October 12, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    B

  72. Matt Alves October 13, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    Mario is pouring out the hydroflask, sksksksksksksksksks

  73. Just NG! October 15, 2019 at 12:20 am

    Hydro flask

    An I oop!!!!

  74. Temmie da POUD PARENT!! October 15, 2019 at 3:44 am

    And I oop.

  75. Schleich Dreams October 16, 2019 at 12:51 am

    ITS a hydro flask sksksk and i oop and i oop

  76. johnathon colman October 16, 2019 at 6:38 am

    That salamander looks very polite

  77. John Vlogs October 16, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    99% of comments: oh at this time ______

    1% of comments: HE HAS A HYDRO FLASK SSKSKKSKSKSKSK

    me: stop it
    get
    some
    help

  78. Dom Nelss October 17, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    man, that spotted salamander is very nuetral it stayed still when a spider crawled next to ot ( 6:15 )

  79. Ryan Mckinney October 18, 2019 at 2:53 am

    When you notice it’s a hydroflask

  80. Malloy Bramlett October 18, 2019 at 10:39 am

    My salamander, when wet, is also happy ☺

  81. Da’Juan Baysmore October 19, 2019 at 8:03 am

    Sksksk

  82. Dillens Awesome Shots! October 20, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    I like turtles

  83. Penelko The Neko October 22, 2019 at 11:24 pm

    4:24

    oMg hEs SuCh A vScO giRllll sKSkkSkSkKs

  84. ʜᴇxxᴡᴏʀʟᴅ October 23, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    And I oop

  85. Addi's Gaming October 28, 2019 at 1:21 am

    I used to have a pet salamander.

  86. Ricardo Gonzales October 29, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    Sksksk and a opp

  87. Chris November 1, 2019 at 2:28 am

    And I oop and I oop sksksksksksk

  88. Chris November 1, 2019 at 2:28 am

    The hydro flask

  89. •Ube Waffle• November 1, 2019 at 3:55 am

    Did I just see a VSCO bottle?

  90. Arrashi November 4, 2019 at 12:44 am

    A wet wife is a happy wife

  91. Chase Madi November 5, 2019 at 3:13 am

    is that a visco girl water bottle

  92. Tejas Bhandare November 7, 2019 at 8:37 am

    Is it safe to roll the log over like that?

  93. MrSven3000 November 9, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    so cute

  94. Addie Mae November 9, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    Just imagine if he rolled the log the other way ?

  95. Libby Young November 20, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    He has a hidroflaskkkk

  96. Brandon Lim November 23, 2019 at 5:10 am

    I wish i could get the reptile and amphibians kit

  97. Irene Reyes November 25, 2019 at 12:48 am

    they daid the hydroflasksksksksksk is wated bottle?

  98. Lias World November 25, 2019 at 3:29 am

    It’s a hydro flask
    AND I OOP SKSKSKSK SAVE THE TURTLES?

  99. Karthika balaji November 26, 2019 at 2:51 am

    Y do u have a hydro flask water bottle

  100. Gacha Heartz November 26, 2019 at 3:14 am

    Haters %2
    Salamender %68
    Normal People %10
    Vsco %12

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