Many tend to consider frogs to be vermin at best, but Mijer brings out the beauty in them. Her vividly-colored world of frogs perched on graceful tropical plants seems almost dream-like, which is appropriate considering her goal; “I’m very small and in my work everything is small too,” writes Mijer. “I like to do macro photography and will try to make a little dream from every picture.”
As ornery as popular culture makes them out to be, frogs are truly extraordinary creatures. They’re highly adaptable, so they inhabit every type of habitat with water and every continent except Antarctica. Deserts, mountains, forests and jungles are all fair game. Some frogs dig burrows, while others secrete poison or hibernate through ice-cold winters.