Matthijs Kuijpers is a Dutch adventurer and photographer. He spent the last 27 years traveling and taking pictures of the most dangerous, surprising and endangered cold blooded animals out there.

Matthijs collected his best shots in his first book: COLD INSTINCT. In order to make this a reality, he just launched a crowdfunding campaign.

This book is an unparalleled collection of some of the most peculiar species that has ever crawled or slithered on Earth; and some of which are carefully dwelling in the most hidden crevices of the Planet!

You can follow The Cold Instinct project on Instagram.

More info: kickstarter.com | Instagram

#1

Atheris Hispida

Atheris Hispida

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glowworm2
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2 years ago

Looks like a little dragon!

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#2

Blue White-Lipped Island Pit Viper

Blue White-Lipped Island Pit Viper

A spectacular nocturnal snake species with heat pits that enable the snake to “see” in the dark.

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glowworm2
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2 years ago

Such a lovely color.

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#3

Satanic Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Satanic Leaf-Tailed Gecko

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glowworm2
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2 years ago

This little guy is adorable.

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#4

Cordylus Cataphracus

Cordylus Cataphracus

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chachkimooch
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2 years ago

The wheels on the Cataphracus go 'round and 'round...

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#5

Gran Canaria Blue Tailed Skink

Gran Canaria Blue Tailed Skink

Chalcides Sexlineatus also known as Gran Canaria blue tailed skink.

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L
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2 years ago

Amazing! thanks for bringing us all these amazing creatures we'll never have a chance to see live!

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#6

Masobe Gecko

Masobe Gecko

Only discovered in 2010. This is a rare species highly threatened by the conversion of low elevation rain forest into farmland and the extraction of timber.

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Max L.
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2 years ago

You know, kids, sometimes they need to scratch their eyes.

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#7

Siamese Peninsula Pitviper

Siamese Peninsula Pitviper

The pit next to the eye allow these snakes to have infrared vision.

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Milena
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2 years ago

Amazing photo

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#8

Jackson’s Chameleon

Jackson’s Chameleon

A true dragon of our time. Found in high altitude tropical forest. The horns are used in battle with other males and to impress the ladies.

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diane a
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2 years ago

Rhinocerous Chameleon.

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#9

Strawberry Poison Frog

Strawberry Poison Frog

Oophaga Pumilio, also known as Strawberry Poison Frog.

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Brian Hobson
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2 years ago

Why do you have to call it a Poison Frog? Who would eat a frog???

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#10

Alligator Mississippiensis Albino

Alligator Mississippiensis Albino

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camena
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2 years ago

raw chicken

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#11

Dyeing Poison Frog

Dyeing Poison Frog

Dendrobates Tinctorius, also known as Dyeing Poison Frog.

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L
Community Member
2 years ago

a jewel!

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#12

Splash-Back Poison Frog

Splash-Back Poison Frog

Ranitomeya Variabilis also known as Splash-Back Poison Frog.

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Felicia Dale
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2 years ago

What a gorgeous creature...

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#13

Purple Harlequin Toad

Purple Harlequin Toad

Discovered in 2013. They are found on Mt Nassau, Suriname, due to illegal gold mining they can be considered critically endangered and are in real danger of already being extinct.

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L
Community Member
2 years ago

when was the picture taken? what year?

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#14

Cornsnake

Cornsnake

This bizarre image showcase an unusual quirk of nature in the reptile world - a snake born with two heads. The condition of growing two heads, polycephaly, is rare in nature, but can occur through the same process that creates conjoined twins in humans. Both of the animal's heads seek food independently of the other.

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diane a
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2 years ago

Looks like one is eating the other.

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#15

Western Blue-Tongued Skink

Western Blue-Tongued Skink

Named after their blue tongues. These are large, massive lizards that are omnivorous.

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diane a
Community Member
2 years ago

Kind of obvious what they were named after. Fantastic photo.

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#16

Mount Hanang Chameleon

Mount Hanang Chameleon

These are high altitude reptiles living in moorland between 2.700m and 3.300 m. Due to the extreme UV radiation at these altitudes they have a very thick skin.

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Lyop
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2 years ago

Trying liquid eyeliner for the first time....

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#17

Boa Constrictor Albino

Boa Constrictor Albino

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Lyop
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow!

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#18

Northern Green Tree Python

Northern Green Tree Python

The colors of these snakes are actually excellent camouflage between the rainforest leaves.

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camena
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2 years ago

danger noodle: banana editon

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#19

Giant Monkey Frog

Giant Monkey Frog

The skin secretion of this giant tree frog species is known as Vacina do sapo and contains different skin poisons. It is used in cleansing rituals and induces intense vomiting.

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camena
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2 years ago

omg thats so cute

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#20

Golden Poison Frog

Golden Poison Frog

Phyllobates Terribilis also Golden Poison Frog. The most poisonous animal on earth.

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L
Community Member
2 years ago

Question: I thought the Box Jellyfish was the most poisonous animal on Earth... followed by Brazilian wandering spiders, Sydney funnel-web spider and Australian brown snakes....

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#21

Anthony's Poison Arrow Frog

Anthony's Poison Arrow Frog

Epipedobates Anthonyi, also known as Anthony's poison arrow frog.

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Lizard Queen
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2 years ago

Produces epibatidine, a non-opioid painkiller that is 200 times stronger than morphine, and is not addictive. Unfortunately, at high doses, epibatidine is toxic.

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#22

Triangle Frog

Triangle Frog

Cornufer guentheri also known as Triangle Frog.

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camena
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2 years ago

looks like jar jar

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