Squir­rel pics are nuts!

Edmonton Sun - - NEWS - — Ai­dan Wallace

an un­likely friend­ship that led to some spec­tac­u­larly adorable pho­to­graphs.

Geert Weggen, a swedish na­ture pho­tog­ra­pher, spent the bet­ter part of six years be­friend­ing an­i­mals such as squir­rels in a bid to cap­ture one-of-akind shots.

The award-win­ning pho­tog­ra­pher told Good News Net­work: “I cre­ate scenes with small props and toys in which I hide nuts to at­tract the squir­rels.”

“I then wait, of­ten for hours, for the squir­rels to find the hid­den nuts and for the right mo­ment to take my pho­tos,” he said.

In one amus­ing pic, Weggen is shown play­ing chess with a squir­rel.

To cap­ture the pho­tos, Weggen makes use of the squir­rels’ cu­rios­ity.

“some of the squir­rels are very cu­ri­ous and don’t shy away from hu­man in­ter­ac­tion,” Weggen said.


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