Photographer spent 6 years following Red Squirrels, and this is what he captured

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© Geert Weggen

Geert Weggen wrote on Bored Panda – ”6 years ago, there was a fox standing on my doorstep, and I immediately rushed back inside to fetch some meat. The fox would come back daily to get more food and I used that as an opportunity to take some photos. 

By the end of a second week, the fox would come to the balcony where it interacted with various props I used for photography. Soon before late, a Russian bird paid me a visit and continued on doing so daily. Suddenly, my balcony had become a studio filled with nature props, cameras, mirrors etc. The bird followed me and I followed the bird with my camera, as it searched for hidden food in scenes that I had created. Some photos of this encounter were awarded and published.

Eventually, red squirrels appeared and they still come daily to my outside studio. Little did I know back then that it would become my living. 

Since last year I have been organizing Squirrel workshops at home. These workshops are organized to occur 2 times a year when the young squirrels arrive. A maximum of 3 participants can join this 5-day workshop. ”

Published in National Geographic, it won Photo of the Day.
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His whimsical pictures capture the little creatures and their charming personalities, as they interact with makeshift props such as guitars, shopping carts, balloons, and even a bow and arrow.

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© Geert Weggen
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Geert Weggen is an internationally awarded nature photographer who specializes in taking pictures of red squirrels.
No squirrels were hurt in the process.

These photographs published within this article are with permission from Geert Weggen.

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