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22 Pics Of The Most Flamboyant And Dangerous Creatures Taken By Dutch Photographer

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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.

#1 Atheris Hispida

Atheris

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#2 Blue White-Lipped Island Pit Viper

Blue

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

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#3 Satanic Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Satanic

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#4 Cordylus Cataphracus

Cordylus

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#5 Gran Canaria Blue Tailed Skink

Gran

Chalcides Sexlineatus also known as Gran Canaria blue tailed skink.

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#6 Siamese Peninsula Pitviper

Siamese

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

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#7 Masobe Gecko

Masobe

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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#8 Alligator Mississippiensis Albino

Alligator

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#9 Strawberry Poison Frog

Strawberry

Oophaga Pumilio, also known as Strawberry Poison Frog.

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#10 Jackson’s Chameleon

Jackson’s

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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#11 Purple Harlequin Toad

Purple

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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#12 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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#13 Western Blue-Tongued Skink

Western

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

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#14 Splash-Back Poison Frog

Splash-Back

Ranitomeya Variabilis also known as Splash-Back Poison Frog.

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#15 Dyeing Poison Frog

Dyeing

Dendrobates Tinctorius, also known as Dyeing Poison Frog.

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#16 Boa Constrictor Albino

Boa

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#17 Giant Monkey Frog

Giant

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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#18 Mount Hanang Chameleon

Mount

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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#19 Northern Green Tree Python

Northern

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

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#20 Golden Poison Frog

Golden

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

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#21 Anthony’s Poison Arrow Frog

Anthony's

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

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#22 Triangle Frog

Triangle

Cornufer guentheri also known as Triangle Frog.

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