Photographer captures the cutest squirrel embracing and smelling a flower

Feb 12, 2020

Ole Henrik Skjelstad

Ole Henrik Skjelstad is a Norwegian math teacher and landscape photographer. He fell in love with photography in 2013 when he got a camera as a birthday present.

Feb 12, 2020

Ole Henrik Skjelstad

Ole Henrik Skjelstad is a Norwegian math teacher and landscape photographer. He fell in love with photography in 2013 when he got a camera as a birthday present.

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You know that humans enjoy smelling flowers, its not a big surprise. A squirrel enjoying an intimate moment with a flower is way rarer. In June, Dutch photographer Dick van Duijn had a close encounter with a squirrel smelling a flower. He was both prepared and in a position to capture this beautiful moment.

It was during a journey to Vienna, Austria, that Dick captured the squirrel which walked over to a flower and began sniffing it. It even gave it a hug, it seems like. That capture by Dick while the squirrel closed its eyes is absolutely priceless. Interestingly, Dick visited Vienna to shoot and observe ground squirrels, so only half a coincidence there.

On the first day we observed them and how they behaved,” Van Duijn explains. He continues, “On the second day, we photographed the squirrels the entire day. It was in the evening, just before sunset, when the light becomes soft and nice that one of the many ground squirrels walked towards the yellow flower and began to hold it and sniff it.”

Dick used the Nikon D810 and Nikkor 500mm f/4 ED VR to preserve what unfolded before him. After that shoot, Dick felt happy and very satisfied.

For several years I have had the pleasure of following Dick’s outstanding work on various social media platforms. In addition to capturing animals, he also enjoys shooting landscapes. You can find more of Dick Van Duijn’s work and follow him on Facebook and Instagram.

[Via PetaPixel]

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8 responses to “Photographer captures the cutest squirrel embracing and smelling a flower”

  1. Les Cameron Avatar
    Les Cameron

    caption 1: “If we keep meeting like this, people will start to talk …”
    OR
    caption 2: “Why can’t I quit you …”
    OR
    caption 3: “We’ll always have the meadow …”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa-dGYjSq5k

  2. John W. O'Brien III Avatar
    John W. O’Brien III

    then the furry little c*** ate my sunflowers……..

  3. ext237 Avatar
    ext237

    Nature photo of the year 2020! I’m predicting it now.

  4. J.Ed Baker Avatar
    J.Ed Baker

    Hammy?

  5. Rinky slobone Avatar
    Rinky slobone

    Mmmm…..smells like peanuts.

  6. ImdaPrincesse ™/MsWonderFall Avatar
    ImdaPrincesse ™/MsWonderFall

    He has such beautiful photos..

  7. LoveGodBob Avatar
    LoveGodBob

    Great photos! Although, to me, it seems that’s more of a gopher and less of a squirrel. Granted I could be wrong, I’m no expert. Love these images regardless.