Swedish photographer Geert Weggen is not just another great wildlife photographer. He specializes in adorable teeny-weeny red squirrels, whom he sets up in various custom-made props and backdrops.
And fascinatingly, in his world, you’ll find the adorable red squirrels proposing each other with a dandelion, weight-lifting with a bunch of nuts, smelling a flower (which they do), and even lighting a candle and so much more.
An international award holding artist, his captures have been featured in numerous websites, calendars, newspapers, and magazines. Even National Geographic covered his works thrice. Speaking to Bored Panda, Weggen shared the fairytale-like instance that brought him to do squirrel photoshoot fulltime.
Weggen’s photography with wildlife started with a fox that came to his doorstep. He went to fetch food for it, and while retuning came with his camera. The fox would return daily, and he would seize the opportunity to click pictures every day. By two weeks, the fox would even co-operate with him over some photography props. Things rolled and squirrels started to arrive, mamma, babies altogether. And since then, their bonding is evident below.
As we tell you more about this amazing photographer, you continue to enjoy his clicks.
1. To the love of life
3. I wanted to say to you...
4. Rock on!
5. Family outin’
6. Pre-party preps
7. Gone with the wind
8. Chores with little birdie this time
10. Yes! I am this talented
11. Wait for my move
12. Nothin’ better than water when thirsty
14. Pram too small to contain childhood…
15. Washin’ earth, hoomans have polluted
16. Moves with skele
17. The unending…chores (phew!)
18. Nut cut
19. Meet my birdie friend
Speaking to Bored Panda, photographer Weggen said: “a Russian bird visited me and continued doing so daily. Suddenly, my balcony had become a wildlife photographers’ 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.”
20. Fresh nuts, anybody?
21. Is asking for a li’ll privacy too much?
22. No help is little!
23. Explorin’ with chirpy
24. We do magic too
25. Don’t forget to weight-lift, keeps fit
Fascinated? Adored? You legit are! Follow Geert Weggen on Instagram and Facebook to be the first to see his updates. If you’d like to know more about the photographer visit his website here. It has been seven years since Weggen has been behind these animals, clicking them in their natural and instinctual antics, the results, you just saw.
Weggen conducts workshops with these gentle adorable red squirrels, birds, and nature, where 3-10 red squirrels can show up (depending on luck, possibly) for you to click pictures. You’ll just need to be from Sweden’s Bispgården.