We’re so lucky to be able to live on such a beautiful planet like earth, mother nature is spectacular in every single way and she never fails to surprise us in the most unpredictable ways. Observing animals interact with each other and their environment all day could keep you entertained for an endless amount of time without ever getting bored, everything is so unpredictable and each time you could spot something that only a few people were lucky enough to witness in their lifetime.
One of these moments can sometimes be something as simple as a curious squirrel peacefully smelling a flower, it’s definitely not something squirrels are famous for, so it’s surely a rare moment that 34-year-old Dutch photographer, Dick van Duijin, gifted to us by being in the right place at the right time.
The Dutch photographer spotted the curious squirrel while on a flower field near Vienna Austria, the little guy was trying to figure out which flower would taste the best. The photographer managed to successfully capture the adorable snap after nearly two hours and almost 200 shots. But it was certainly worth it at the end because the moment he captured is truly magical and adorable.
The shots were captured by 34-year-old Dutch photographer, Dick van Duijin.
34-year-old Dutch photographer, Dick van Duijin
The photographer described the encounter with such incredible detail:
“The little creature can be seen as it reaches for a yellow daisy, touching the flower to its face. Its eyes close as it seemingly inhales the floral scent. Moments later, the rodent leaned in for a tasty bite,” the photographer told SWNS. “I went to Austria especially to photograph the ground squirrels. It was great to witness this and very satisfying,” he added
Dick van Duijin’s entire work is truly remarkable and exceptional.
With snaps like these, the photographer could be a strong competitor for the photo of the year.
The photographer even has a whole bunch of other similar snaps.
“European ground squirrel trying some rosehips”
“A ground squirrel smelling the flowers”
“Someday I’ll be taller than you flower”
“Curious ground squirrel trying to smell an orange flower 🌸 ”
“ A ground squirrel 🐿 sniffing a poppy”
It’s so fascinating to see shots like these because squirrels are usually very energetic creatures that are constantly moving around at incredible speed, you see it for one second and then you blink and it’s gone. Observing such behavior in nature will certainly make your day since it’s not something we’re all used to seeing.