Photographer Sets Up Mini Winter Olympic Games - As If By Magic, Squirrels Actually Come To Compete!
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Photographer Sets Up Mini Winter Olympic Games – As If By Magic, Squirrels Actually Come To Compete!

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Every day wild red squirrels are being challenged to find their food. They find nuts and foods, bury and store them until winter so they will have food to last but they usually forget where they’ve placed it all.

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Knowing these adorable creatures struggle to remember where they keep their stock, one man wanted to help them out a little and have a little fun in the process.

For 5 years, photographer Geert Weggen has been placing props and miniature scenes and set pieces with food in his garden with the hopes of capturing some adorable pictures of red squirrels in the snow.

“Every day I wait for them to capture them for my camera. I started with this series with the first snow in October. Sometimes I never get the shot I am looking for.”

That’s when the Squirrel Olympics were created. It’s a waiting game, patiently hoping the squirrels interact with the prop and praying that you manage to capture the exact moment you want.

“They never bore me, besides that, they have become my close little friends.”

Have a look at Geert’s incredible photographs below and let us know which one you liked the most.

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To see more of Geert Weggen’s beautiful wildlife photography work, you can click here to visit his website.

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