Have you ever wondered what red squirrels do when they think no one is looking?
Wout Knuts, a talented flower artist asked me for a collaboration and I loved the idea. I started with joy and passion, letting the squirrels interact with flowers.
I also added some extra shots of birds interacting with the above-mentioned flowers! I hope you enjoy seeing the photographs as much as I had fun taking them!
Red Squirrels are the most curious creatures on earth and incredibly persistent. I suppose if they see new things, they want to interact with them because of their curiosity. As much as we love the smell of flowers, it also attracts the squirrels to it. Squirrels eat roses, but they also eat daisies, daffodils, marigolds, hyacinths, and geraniums. Apart from eating roses, squirrels love the smell of these flowers as well.
I started photographing squirrels in 2016 with no formal education and I learned everything through trial and error. On my 30th birthday, I bought myself a telelens to use on my Nikon D5200 and a wildlife hide tent for observation. That’s how my journey as a photographer began!
Wildlife photography is a combination of patience, time, skill, love for the animal, and luck. And with luck, you can get good, worthy, perfectly timed pictures. As a popular saying goes: if you had one shot or one opportunity to seize everything you ever wanted in one moment, would you capture it, or just let it slip?