Check out this smooth newt video. Their habitat is really beautiful.
These newts are Lissotriton vulgaris, known as the Common Newt or Smooth Newt. These newts are found in much of Europe. The newts in the video are ready for breeding. The males develop crests for their breeding displays.
The photographer put his camera in a bottle and lowered it into the water to get this shot. This is a great idea. It reminds me of little viewing boxes I made as a kid, but forgot about until I saw this. I think I might try this on a future field herping expedition.