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Photographer follows red squirrels daily for 6 years. Here are 30 more of his best and cutest shots

Photographer follows red squirrels daily for 6 years. Here are 30 more of his best and cutest shots
Source: Instagram

Internationally acclaimed photographer Geert Weggen specialises in photographing Red squirrels. His images of the adorable little critters and their antics have been published worldwide in newspapers, books, calendars and magazines.

Geert Weggen captures delightfully candid photos of wild red squirrels being inquisitive

Geert Weggen is a Swedish/Dutch national and an internationally awarded nature photographer. He has worked extensively with wild squirrels and birds over the past several years. In 2013 he became a full time photographer, and his current focus has been on photographing wild squirrels in a unique, beautiful and often whimsical way. Scroll down to see 30 more of Geert’s works featuring the adorable and inquisitive red squirrels.

Lighting With Poppies Source: GeertWeggen.com
Cherries Split Source: GeertWeggen
Dream Wish Source: GeertWeggen.com
Willow Stand Source: GeertWeggen.com
Macro Photographer Source: GeertWeggen.com
To The Sky Source: GeertWeggen.com
Flower Light Source: GeertWeggen.com
Rose Smell Source: GeertWeggen.com
Jump Source: GeertWeggen.com
Daisies Love Source: GeertWeggen.com
Inter Smell Source: GeertWeggen.com
Snow Eater Source: GeertWeggen.com
Ice Fight Source: GeertWeggen.com
Dandelion Smell Source: GeertWeggen.com
Bright Tail Source: GeertWeggen.com
Split Dance Source: GeertWeggen.com
Snow Light Source: GeertWeggen.com
Seeker Source: GeertWeggen.com
Raspberry Love Source: GeertWeggen.com
Flower Light Source: GeertWeggen.com
Blow Away Source: GeertWeggen.com
Shout It Source: GeertWeggen.com
Let’s Make Wishes Source: GeertWeggen.com
Reach Source: GeertWeggen.com
Let It Snow Source: Instagram/GeertWeggen
Perched Source: Instagram/GeertWeggen
Don’t Look Down! Source: Instagram/GeertWeggen
Hark! What yonder window breaks..? Source: Instagram/GeertWeggen
Toadstool Testing Source: Instagram/GeertWeggen
‘Shrooms Source: Instagram/GeertWeggen

ABOUT GEERT WEGGEN AND HOW HE CAPTURES SUCH AMAZING SHOTS

All photos come directly out of the lens. There is no Photoshop used to bring in new elements. 

Weggen built an outdoor studio near his kitchen window. Using a bit of food, usually edible seeds or nuts, to lure the squirrels, the studio allows him to capture these cute photos from the comfort of his own home.

Thanks to the various props and sets he created, Geert’s squirrels can be seen whispering to mushrooms, putting on the kettle and getting some work done in the garden. 

The studio is conveniently placed one metre above the ground and connected to Geert’s kitchen window three metres away, which enables him to photograph the visiting critters at eye-level. 

A partial roof allows the use of a flash and additional lighting, remotely operated, and a big reflector hanging in a nearby tree helps with the fill light.

Geert Weggen’s portfolio also includes landscapes, macro shots, interiors and people. 

His work has been published in many countries, newspapers, magazines and videos. 

He is the author of 8 squirrel photo books; published in 4 different languages. 

“Creation and to create is my life. Love in light are my goals and my living. With my company hardeko I make my living as a builder, masonry, carpenter, photographer, garden design and artist.”

Since last year he has been organising Squirrel workshops at home. These workshops are organised to occur 2 times a year when the young squirrels arrive. A maximum of 3 participants can join this 5-day workshop. 

For more photos/info: geertweggen.com| Instagram| Facebook| flickr.com

Check out our earlier article on Geert Weggen and the Squirrels.

The most stunning squirrel videos ever Photographer Geert Weggen followed red squirrels ?️ daily for six years... his photos are simply amazing. Source: Facebook/BrightVibes
The squirrel and the photographer Photographer Geert Weggen captures photos of wild red squirrels who investigate his camera. Source: YouTube/GeertWeggen

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