Dutch photographer Dick van Duijn has a real talent for capturing the beauty of wild animals. His photos are both mesmerizing and incredibly cute. The 34-year-old’s wildlife photography 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 beautiful photos 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 and the cute animals in them, 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 professional 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 adorable 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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3 years 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
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3 years ago

Hmmm enjoying sun.

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Bonnie Blue Bird
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3 years ago

EARS!!

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Furthermore, van Duijn shared some photography tips he has for other photographers, whether they’re new to the animal photography 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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sierra rae
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3 years ago

me when i see some one about to throw away food

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Jane Thorne-Gutierrez
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3 years ago

Pillow harvesting.

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3 years 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
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3 years ago

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

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Sarah Panhorst
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3 years ago

AWWWWWWW !!! MY HEART IS MELTING!!!

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Sarah Panhorst
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3 years ago

wonderful photo!

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Daria B
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3 years ago (edited)

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

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Sarah Panhorst
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3 years ago

OH LOVELY! Look at his lil nose!

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J. Zingler
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3 years ago

Hippie cows :D

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Sarah Panhorst
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3 years ago

Awww happy sleepy fox :)

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Cristina Steele
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3 years ago

What a beautiful animal. ❤️

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shane montanez
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3 years ago

Those orange eyes tho!

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Dippin Dot
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3 years ago

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

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Eva Bryson
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3 years ago

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

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Sarah Panhorst
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3 years ago

that smug face tho :)

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Theory Buchannon
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3 years ago

MORE MAGESTICNESS!!!!!!!

Pretty Pangolin
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3 years ago

LOL, 'majestic' is the first word that came to mind.

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Reilly Beryll
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3 years ago

A fluffy, chubby friend!

Xavier Valentin
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3 years ago

and a zoop

Brivid
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3 years ago

Big kitty playing in the snow.

Monika Soffronow
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3 years ago

Is that a flying chicken cadaver coming closer?

Lily Robertson
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3 years ago

That moment you remember you didn't turn off the coffee pot...

Stan Chung
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3 years ago

goofy face!

Phoenix
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3 years ago

oh no they saw me. RUN!!! 🐺

sharron lynn parsons
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3 years ago

A fabulous shot, tigers are so beautiful, many were killed for their fur, so sad !!!

nita adkins
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3 years ago

I'll get it

Irene Shaw-Squib
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3 years ago

Wanna play?

Amber
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3 years ago

Simply amazing!

Marion Ahpene
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3 years ago

what is this stuff whatever it is its fun to play with

Ayasophya Alturas
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3 years ago

da big boi is a giant house kitty :)

Milda Mockūnaitė
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3 years ago

It's a stripy bear

Sue Clasen
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3 years ago

It's me or tigers are more playful than lions?

Susann Campbell
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3 years ago

Kitty !

Liz Mosby
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3 years ago

I absolutely LOVE seeing these guys act just like house cats!

Mary Rose Kent
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3 years ago

What a magnificent beast!

Kathy N Mike Chu
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3 years ago

Whose for the laser pointer going?

Analyn Lahr
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3 years ago

Aw, tiger likes to run in the snow.

Natalie Rostad-desjarlais
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3 years ago

Omg.... It can get better!! Bless your talented heart! Thank you!

Rhyme Magsino
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3 years ago

hey, it's the fluffy tiger again! i'm so glad to see it again. SO CUUUTE!

Sharon Heim
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3 years ago

Gorgeous!

Pudgecat
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3 years ago

Really cute but I wonder how he got pic of tiger?

Mary Rose Kent
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3 years ago

Huge telephoto lens

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3 years ago

Looks like it's having a smoke.

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Clare McDuff
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3 years ago

🎼 all by myyyyyself

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sierra rae
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3 years ago

swag bros

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Agnes Jekyll
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3 years ago

Adolescence is so painful

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3 years ago

Allan!

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Sarah Panhorst
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3 years ago

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

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Jason M
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3 years ago

XP

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FloC
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3 years 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
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3 years ago

i have beaten my record of 6 burritos

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Cheryl Ramsey-Brooks
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3 years ago

A beautiful and very annoying animal.

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Sarah Panhorst
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3 years ago

beautiful! Absolutely stunning!

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