I Followed Squirrels Daily With My Camera For 6 Years And Here Are 50 Of My Best Photos

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.

Wishes. (The Wind Was Just Perfect For Capturing This Photo. Published In National Geographic, Won Photo Of The Day)
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.

More info: geertweggen.com | Instagram | Facebook | flickr.com | geertweggen.com

I Followed Squirrels Daily For 6 Years With My Camera And They Became My Friends

The Photographer ( Squirrel Is Taking Photos Of Me)

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.

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

Ordering Nuts ( A Photobooth Photo Was Published In A German Magazine)

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

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)

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)

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)

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

Dragon Flyer ( From The Squirrel Theme Games Of Thrones)

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

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)

Mushroom Whisperer ( Published In Sweden As A Postcard)

I Followed Squirrels Daily For 6 Years With My Camera And They Became My Friends

Ice Stand ( Won In National Geographic And Is Published In Their Magazine)

Shake It ( Has Been Published On Different Places)

I Followed Squirrels Daily For 6 Years With My Camera And They Became My Friends

Mushroom Dance ( Published As A Puzzle By Publisher Castorland)

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

Autumn Walk ( Publised In Magazines And Got Prices)

I Followed Squirrels Daily For 6 Years With My Camera And They Became My Friends

Mushroom Shelter ( Published As A Swedish Postcard)

I Followed Squirrels Daily For 6 Years With My Camera And They Became My Friends

Berry Meeting ( This Is Probably My Most Populair Photo On My Instagram Account. Published In Fotosidan Magazine And Finalist In Photocontest)

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

Jasmine Stand ( Sometimes I Take Out The Greens And Make It Grey)

I Followed Squirrels Daily For 6 Years With My Camera And They Became My Friends

Sunny Split ( It Took Me Some Years To Capture This Idea, This Year I Mannaged)

Nose Seed (Often The Squirrels Move To Fast To Notice The Small Details During Shooting. Published As A Swedish Postcard)

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

Mushroom Lover ( This Mushroom Is Not Poiseness To The Squirrel. Published In Several Newspapers)

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

Christmas Letter ( I Just Captured This One. Mostly I Use The Sun As A Backlight In My Photos)

Flower Lover (There Where Some Seeds Hidden In The Flower)

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)

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

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What a wonderful discussion Carmen!!! Thank you! The pictures are outstanding!

I loved those pictures, and he looks like he had fun taking them.

You are welcome, I also enjoyed it, and yes, he seems to have enjoyed every minute of it!

Lovely!!!

Yes, indeed.

But they are not my animal totem and I like them a lot, as well.

I used to feed one of them all the time, I used to buy pistachio ice cream, and she would come and eat the pistachios, while I ate the ice cream.

First she would wait that I would hand it to her, and later she would pick them up right out of my ice cream.

We became real buddies.

Yes, we have to love the animals, and they know whether we do it or not. Very intuitive, without words they know who we are...

Wow! A treat!

Yes, indeed!

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