Dutch photographer Dick van Duijn has a real talent for capturing the beauty of wildlife. His photos are both mesmerizing and incredibly cute. The 34-year-old’s work is very popular, with over 46,200 people all over the world eagerly following him on Instagram. Recently, van Duijn has been causing waves on the internet with his endearing pictures of ground squirrels smelling flowers.

To bring a bit more joy to your autumn day, here is a list of van Duijn’s most beautiful animal photos. So scroll down, enjoy the gorgeous photos, upvote your favorites, and leave us a comment explaining which pictures you liked the most. Read on and enjoy Bored Panda’s in-depth interview with photographer van Duijn about his work. And if you want, share this post to brighten up somebody’s day!

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Van Duijn revealed to Bored Panda what motivated him to photograph the ground squirrels who are so lovingly hugging flowers in his pictures.

“I saw pictures of these cute animals from other photographers and wanted to photograph them myself. Because I like flowers and animals, I tried to combine them. I am always looking for ways to capture nature in its most unaffected form.”

The photographer added more about the ground squirrels: “There were a lot of curious squirrels, so it was not hard to photograph them, but to capture one with a flower like this took a lot of patience and shots. The moment the squirrel smelled the flower and planted his face in the flower, I knew this was the picture of a lifetime!”

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Full Name 1 week ago

People don't understand how hard nature photos are to get. If they did they'd appreciate them more.

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Naureen Sultan 1 week ago

Hmmm enjoying sun.

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Furthermore, van Duijn shared some advice he has for other photographers, whether they’re new to the trade or seasoned veterans in their own right.

“Just start photographing nature and wildlife in your own area and practice and experiment a lot. When you have mastered photography in your own environment, head out to other countries and explore.”

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Jane Thorne-Gutierrez 1 week ago

Pillow harvesting.

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sierra rae 1 week ago

me when i see some one about to throw away food

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Full Name 1 week ago

This is the best squirrel photo I've ever seen.

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Van Duijn, who grew up on the coast of the Netherlands in Noordwijk, started working at his parents’ fish shop after graduating from school. He bought his first camera 8 years ago, after deciding that he needed a creative outlet. That was the start of his “biggest passion” — photography.

The photographer has a wide range of experience and expertise in wildlife, landscape, cityscape, and sports photography. He has traveled all over the world in search of beautiful shots. Van Duijn is incredibly popular and his love for photography has landed him in media outlets all across the globe.

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glowworm2 1 week ago

I love Scottish Highland cows. They are so cute and fluffy!

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Sarah Panhorst 1 week ago

AWWWWWWW !!! MY HEART IS MELTING!!!

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Daria B 1 week ago (edited)

They're like a gang, but the background is idyllic. Such an adorably funny contrast.

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Sarah Panhorst 1 week ago

OH LOVELY! Look at his lil nose!

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J. Zingler 1 week ago

Hippie cows :D

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Sarah Panhorst 1 week ago

Awww happy sleepy fox :)

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Cristina Steele 1 week ago

What a beautiful animal. ❤️

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shane montanez 1 week ago

Those orange eyes tho!

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Dippin Dot 1 week ago

Sugar Cookies!! (when you roll in the sand to dry off after swimming)

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Eva Bryson 1 week ago

Hey Jack, come here and take at look at this.

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Full Name 1 week ago

Looks like it's having a smoke.

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Theory Buchannon 1 week ago

MORE MAGESTICNESS!!!!!!!

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Clare McDuff 1 week ago

🎼 all by myyyyyself

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sierra rae 1 week ago

swag bros

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Sarah Panhorst 1 week ago

This is a wonderful photo! look at him!!!!

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Agnes Jekyll 1 week ago

Adolescence is so painful

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FloC 1 week ago

Did he plant the flower in the grass ? It looks odd to have just one flower standing out like that. The photo is great anyway, well, all of them are.

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Pen Edward 1 week ago

i have beaten my record of 6 burritos

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Sarah Panhorst 1 week ago

beautiful! Absolutely stunning!

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Cheryl Ramsey-Brooks 1 week ago

A beautiful and very annoying animal.

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Meeow 1 week ago

Lynx is so beautifu

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Amber 5 days ago

Stunning!

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Bonnie Blue Bird 1 week ago

Happiness is finding a nut :)

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Pen Edward 1 week ago

nutella

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R L 1 week ago

I love the intensity of this one.

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Amber 5 days ago

As a photographer myself, I am both jealous of and inspired by all the fantastic pictures. 💗

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ispeak catanese 1 week ago

Lunch is ready! Kids! Come set the table!

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Isobel Davies 1 week ago

when some one is telling a story that you know is all lies hahaha

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Full Name 1 week ago

Getting really tired of your shit, Dave.

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Bonnie Blue Bird 1 week ago

nom nom nom

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Sarah Panhorst 1 week ago

MOOOOoooOOOooOOOoooK

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Isobel Davies 1 week ago

tired of peoples bullsh*t

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Slinkman 1 week ago

'FREE BEERS! GET YOUR FREE BEERS!'

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Sarah Panhorst 1 week ago

"What are you looking at?"

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Theory Buchannon 1 week ago

OMFG I LOVE WOLVES

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Bec Snyder 1 week ago

Magnificent raptor!

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Isobel Davies 1 week ago

thats face says, my mummy said im not allowed to play with you. oh my heart little bubba

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Sarah Panhorst 1 week ago

Duck! Adorable I love ducks!

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Laugh Fan 1 week ago

Aw, rats - it's raining!