Photographer follows red squirrels daily for six years: here are 30 of his best and cutest shots

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 of Geert’s works featuring the adorable and inquisitive red squirrels.

1# Wishes The wind was just perfect for capturing this photo. Published in National Geographic, it won Photo of the Day.Source: Instagram/GeertWeggen
2# “I followed squirrels daily for 6 years with my camera and they became my friends,” Source: Flickr/Hardeko
3# Sun Head How hard can it be to get a spirit under a flower? It is very rare. Finalist in Smithsonian and published in magazines. Source:
4# Flower Lover There were some seeds hidden inside the flower. Source: Facebook/GeertWeggen
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6# Sunny Split “It took me some years to capture this idea. This year I managed.” Source: Instagram/GeertWeggen
7# Mushroom lover (this toadstool is not poisonous to the squirrel) Source: Facebook/GeertWeggen
8# Open wide… berry nice! Source:
9# Nose Seed Often the squirrels move too quickly to notice the small details during shooting. This image was published as a Swedish postcard. Source: Instagram/GeertWeggen
10# Reach for the stars… Source: Instagram/GeertWeggen
11# Jasmine Stand Sometimes I take out the greens and make it grey Source: Flickr/GeertWeggen
12# Berry Meeting This is probably my most popular photo on my Internet Instagram account. Published in Fotosidan Magazine and Finalist in the Photocontest Source: Instagram/GeertWeggen
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15# Mushroom shelter Published as Swedish postcard Source: Instagram/GeertWeggen
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17# Autumn Walk Source: Facebook/GeertWeggen
18# Shake it! Source:
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20# Mushroom Dance Published as a jigsaw puzzle 🧩 by Castorland Source:
21# Source: Flickr/GeertWeggen
22# mushroom whisperer Source: Flickr/GeertWeggen
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25# Ice Stand Won in National Geographic and is published in their magazine. Source: Instagram/GeertWeggen
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27# Sunflower Stand All the sunflowers in Geert’s garden are planted by the squirrels. They hide the seeds in the Earth. This is Geert’s most popular photo in 500px were about 90,000 people follow his work. Source:
28# Late autumn “Sometimes people send me things to use in photos with the squirrels, like this pinecone. I just shot this photo I love the light and composition.” Source:
29# Source: Brightvibes
1 Comment
  1. I LOVE squirrels. These photos are so precious. Thank you for sharing them

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