New eBook showcases amphibian photography

12 March 2014 | News story

A stunning new eBook ‘The Amphibians’ has been published by the Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA) in collaboration with Meet Your Neighbours, a worldwide photography project reconnecting people with the wildlife on their own doorsteps. The eBook features photographs of amphibians from around the world against a luminous white background.

Of the photographic technique featured throughout the book, Meet Your Neighbours Co-Founder Clay Bolt said “A brilliantly-lit white background removes the context, encouraging appreciation of the subject as an individual rather than a species. Their own form constitutes the composition. Seen this way, animals and plants we thought we knew reveal another side of themselves, encourage a second glance, perhaps even renewed interest”.

Some of the species featured include Fire Salamander (Salamandra salamandra), Amazonian Horned Frog (Ceratophrys cornuta) and the Mexican Burrowing Toad (Rhinophrynus dorsalis).

‘The Amphibians’ opens with an introduction by ASA Conservation Officer and member of the IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group, Dr. Robin Moore. It’s a visual treat of kaleidoscopic colours and tantalizing textures – a true celebration of the beauty and diversity of frogs and salamanders, and an invitation to reconnect with these wonderful creatures.

You can read and download ‘The Amphibians’ eBook for free here.