Curious Red Squirrels Interact With Tiny Props To Create the Most Adorable Photos

Red Squirrels Drinking Tea by Geert Weggen

If you’ve ever seen a squirrel in the wild, you’ll know they’re almost impossible to get close to. However, Dutch-Swedish photographer Geert Weggen has a knack for capturing the cute critters with his camera. He began photographing wildlife nearly a decade ago when a fox visited his doorstep. The magical encounter sparked his interest in forest creatures and ultimately led to Weggen’s career in squirrel photography.

Using nuts and berries as a bribe, red squirrels started coming by Weggen’s balcony on a daily basis, providing him with plenty of photo opportunities. He admits, “Little did I know back then that it would become my living.” As he gained more experience with capturing pictures of the furry creatures, his compositions became more elaborate over time. Today, he uses miniature props to create whimsical scenes. Each mischievous squirrel can’t help but check out each object, resulting in images that look like a real-life fairytale. From squirrels sitting at a tiny picnic table to ones playing with a paintbrush and canvas, Weggen’s photos showcase just how curious and intelligent these fluffy-tailed creatures can be.

Check out some of Weggen’s most recent squirrel photos below. And if you’re feeling inspired to shoot your own, Weggen teaches his techniques in workshops. You can also buy his images as art prints, postcards, calendars, and books via his online store, as well as support his work on Patreon.

Photographer Geert Weggen captures the playful personalities of red squirrels as they interact with miniature props.

Squirrels Painitng by Geert WeggenSquirrel Photos by Geert Weggen

Each image showcases just how curious and intelligent these fluffy-tailed creatures can be.

Squirrel with Guitar by Geert WeggenSquirrel on a Skatebaord by Geert WeggenSquirrel Photos by Geert WeggenSquirrel Playing Piano by Geert WeggenSquirrel Photos by Geert WeggenSquirrel Reading by Geert WeggenSquirrel on a Bike by Geert WeggenSquirrel Photos by Geert WeggenSquirrel Photos by Geert WeggenSquirrel Photos by Geert WeggenSquirrel Photos by Geert WeggenSquirrel Photos by Geert WeggenRed Squirrel Photos by Geert WeggenRed Squirrel Photos by Geert WeggenRed Squirrel Photos by Geert WeggenRed Squirrel Photos by Geert WeggenSquirrel with Flower by Geert WeggenRed Squirrel Photos by Geert WeggenSquirrel Photos by Geert WeggenSquirrel Photos by Geert WeggenGeert Weggen: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Flicker | Patreon

My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by Geert Weggen.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.

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