in any case, the alpine newt doesn't have such worries. because he has a bright orange belly and comely spots (comely sounds like such a dirty word for some reason).
© jem barratt
plus, he's clearly ready for action.
those colours are so inaccurate - but you get the gist. all the photos of these guys are of them swimming, but they actually live in forests. forest pools i guess... but they are only marine (and orange) during mating season. once that's all done and dusted they come back to land and become boring brown newts once more. what a cool newt though - they get to have an aquatic alter ego!
alright. that's enough for today.