The project was made by Zach Ciminera.
3D Modeler and Animator Zack "Zacxophone" Ciminera, who recently joined 80 Level to tell us more about selling 3D models via Sketchfab and making them more appealing to potential customers, continues his series of incredible nature-inspired animations with yet another fascinating specimen.
This time, the creator awed us with a highly-realistic fire salamander animation made using Blender and rendered with Cycles, the software's physically-based path tracer for production rendering. You can check out the animation attached above or by visiting Zack's YouTube channel.
And here are some of the artist's earlier works: