I don’t know that there’s a lot going on in a hellbender’s head. But it’s a face a mother and a herpetologist can love.
— Thomas Floyd, a wildlife biologist with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Photographed for a story on hellbenders, which are rare salamanders whose natural habitat includes parts of North Georgia.  The federal government is considering whether to protect them.

Read the story here: The Search For Giant, Rare Salamanders That Live In Georgia