[Trending] 53 Of The Best Squirrel Photos That I Took Over The Last 6 Years

I am a Dutch/Swedish international awarded photographer specializing in photographing Red squirrels. My work has been published wide abroad ...

I am a Dutch/Swedish international awarded photographer specializing in photographing Red squirrels. My work has been published wide abroad in newspapers, books, calendars, radio and television, and magazines.

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.

Scroll down to see a collection of my works featuring the adorable red squirrels.

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I followed squirrels daily for 6 years with my camera and they became my friends

I followed squirrels daily for 6 years with my camera and they became my friends

I followed squirrels daily for 6 years with my camera and they became my friends

I followed squirrels daily for 6 years with my camera and they became my friends

I followed squirrels daily for 6 years with my camera and they became my friends

I followed squirrels daily for 6 years with my camera and they became my friends

I followed squirrels daily for 6 years with my camera and they became my friends

I followed squirrels daily for 6 years with my camera and they became my friends

I followed squirrels daily for 6 years with my camera and they became my friends

I followed squirrels daily for 6 years with my camera and they became my friends

I followed squirrels daily for 6 years with my camera and they became my friends

I followed squirrels daily for 6 years with my camera and they became my friends

I followed squirrels daily for 6 years with my camera and they became my friends

I followed squirrels daily for 6 years with my camera and they became my friends

I followed squirrels daily for 6 years with my camera and they became my friends

I followed squirrels daily for 6 years with my camera and they became my friends

I followed squirrels daily for 6 years with my camera and they became my friends

I followed squirrels daily for 6 years with my camera and they became my friends

I followed squirrels daily for 6 years with my camera and they became my friends

I followed squirrels daily for 6 years with my camera and they became my friends

I followed squirrels daily for 6 years with my camera and they became my friends

I followed squirrels daily for 6 years with my camera and they became my friends

I followed squirrels daily for 6 years with my camera and they became my friends

I followed squirrels daily for 6 years with my camera and they became my friends

I followed squirrels daily for 6 years with my camera and they became my friends

I followed squirrels daily for 6 years with my camera and they became my friends

I followed squirrels daily for 6 years with my camera and they became my friends

Van Damme ( One of my favorite themes is to capture squirrels in a split between flowers. This won many awards and has been published)

Wishes. (The wind was just perfect for capturing this photo. Published in National Geographic, won photo of the day)

Sun head (How hard can it be to get a squirrel under a flower. It is very rare :) finalist in smithsonian and published in magazines)

Mushroom lover ( This mushroom is not poiseness to the squirrel. Published in several newspapers)

saturday night fever (This was a title a newspaper created because the pose reminds of John travolta. Published in newspaper Daily mail)

Holding mushroom (I used a pin to hold the mushroom in place and hided a little nut on the head. Finalist in Sony photo awards)

Mushroom dance ( published as a puzzle by publisher Castorland)

On skies ( published in German book “Weihnachten bei den Eichhörnchen”)

Berry meeting ( This is probably my most populair photo on my instagram account. Published in fotosidan magazine and finalist in photocontest)

Guitarist (Music is one of the themes what comes back often. It took me about 5 days before I capture this. Published in many articles around the world)

nose seed (Often the squirrels move to fast to notice the small details during shooting. Published as a swedish postcard)

flower lover (There where some seeds hidden in the flower)

Nut cracker (Daily I am looking or making new props, like this little axe. Published in newspaper and I simular photo will be published in the Gettin’ Squirrelly 2019 and 2020 Wall Calendar by publisher Willowcreek.

Late autumn(Sometimes people sent me things to use in photos with the squirrels, like this pinecone. I just shot this photo and love the light and compo)

sunflower stand (All the sunflowers in my garden are planted by the squirrels. They hide the seeds in the earth. My most populair photo in 500px where about 90000 people follow my work)

Christmas letter ( I just captured this one. Mostly I use the sun as a backlight in my photos)

snowmobile ( I did a series about the Olympic winter games. This photo is published. I cloned out the pins which hold the mobile in the air)

Skeleton dance. ( I made a movie during these shooting. That movie became my most populair video on my facebook page)

Artist ( I used a wire with apples and hang it in the air. Later I cloned away the wire)

autumn walk ( publised in magazines and got prices)

sunny split ( It took me some years to capture this idea, this year I mannaged)

North pole squirrels (I work with themes and follow the seasons. My studio has a open roof , rain and snow can come in)

Raspberry taste ( published as a postcard by publisher heart of a garden, used by many artists incl. tatoo artists)

Horse driver ( used for brochures and articles about horses)

Jasmine stand ( sometimes I take out the greens and make it grey)

Making breakfast ( published in sweden as a postcard)

Mushroom whisperer ( published in sweden as a postcard)

mushroom shelter ( published as a swedish postcard)

Waiting for rain ( published in newspapers)

the photographer ( squirrel is taking photos of me)

Shake it ( has been published on different places)

daffodil smell ( published in different places)

snomans head ( published in German book “Weihnachten bei den Eichhörnchen”)

Ice stand ( won in National Geographic and is published in their magazine)

Photographer ( When I get lazy I let the squirrels do my job)

Mushroom whispers ( won 3 price in digital foto and is published)

ordering nuts ( a photobooth photo was published in a German Magazine)

Dragon flyer ( from the squirrel theme Games of thrones)

The outside studio ( Here I capture most of my photos, wildlife come to look after some food)

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