Stunning Amphibian and Reptile Portraits

Called Cold Instinct, this beautiful photographic series by Matthis Kuijpers show us some of the world’s most rare and beautiful amphibian and reptile species.

We love the clean, black backdrops, and the way these amazing animals showcase such a range of color, texture, and build. Meant to bring awareness and admiration to these species, Kuijpers‘ photographs are part of a book, available for sale here.

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“What I want to show in my photos is the essence of the animal.”

Matthijs Kuijpers

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“I hope to remove misconceptions and fear that many commonly have in regards to coldblooded animals.”

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