Dutch /Swedish photographer Geert Weggen found a fox on his front porch and this happened nearly six years ago. Then he immediately ran back into his home to get some meat for the animal.
Since then, the fox started coming back every day to searching for food. Weggen though that this is a gift from mother nature and this as an opportunity to start taking more photographs and started his career as an animal photographer.
Now his intention is to photograph red squirrels and other magical animals.
Geert Weggen says himself:
“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.
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 held to occur two times a year when the young squirrels arrive.
A maximum of 3 participants can join this 5-day workshop.”
Weggen’s obsession with red squirrels has actually given us a view of the wondrous world we know very little about while it may seem strange on the outside.
Weggen has captured the lives of these squirrels in ways we’ve only seen before in Disney movies.
His photographs are truly magical.
We all quite see the squirrels, but the Weggen has captured them in a different way which makes these little creatures feel much more like a human.
You’ll fall in love with them once you see the images.
They are so adorable.
Watching them play with this tiny human like objects and working together brings a smile to my face.
Here is the full collection of his pictures featuring the beautiful red squirrels.
Here is a photo from the time that Weggen reversed roles and let the squirrel take a picture of him!
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