His stunning animal portraits have made him one of the most renowned photographers in the world.
Crocodilus niloticus, Nile crocodile, Africa
Cameroon dwarf gecko (Lygodactylus conraui)
Lothara's gecko (Paroedura lohatsara)
Guatemalan beaded lizard (Heloderma charlesbogerti)
Green tree python, Morelia viridis
Cold Instinct is his first publication and features over 70 photos of exotic reptiles and amphibians.
Phyllomedusa bicolor, Giant leaf frog
Red-bellied Shortneck Turtle (Emydura subglobosa)
Corsican fire salamander, Salamandra corsica
Dendrobates tinctorius azureus, Azure Dart Frog, Suriname
Collett's snake, Pseudechis colletti
European green lizard (Lacerta viridis) male
It's his hope that the world will shine a light on the beauty of these cold-blooded species.
Western green mamba (Dendroaspis viridis)
Boophis luteus, Madagascar
White-lipped island pit viper (Trimeresurus albolabris insularis)
Amazonian horned frog (Ceratophrys cornuta)
Matthijs Kuijpers – Cold Instinct, Atelopus spumarius barbotini
Corallus batesii, Amazon Basin Emerald Tree Boa, Brazil
My Modern Met granted permission to feature photos by Matthijs Kuijpers.