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Photographer Tiptoes Through The Tulips To Photograph Mice (20 Pics)
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Photographer Tiptoes Through The Tulips To Photograph Mice (20 Pics)

Having one of those days? With so much craziness going on out there at the moment, sometimes what we all need is a break, time to switch off from it all and just look at some pretty and happy things. Like these adorable field mice for example.

These adorable photos of super cute animals were taken by Miles Herbert, a British photographer who runs Captivelight, holding workshops and animal photography tuition for people who are interested in capturing “birds of prey, reptiles, frogs and other beasties.”

“These harvest Mice were photographed in an indoor studio,” Miles told Bored Panda. “We provide a service for photographers looking for high impact cute animal pictures, and using a purpose-built studio means that we are not weather dependent. There is also an option to photograph animals outside if the client wishes, our other specialty is frogs!”

“Nearly all the animals we photograph are captive bred, the mice are bred to release into the wild at a local nature reserve – we prefer to use captive-bred animals rather than disturbing wild populations, and captive bred animals are more sustainable.”

Every cute mouse gets a treat during the sessions, as they just love to eat the stamens and the nectar of the flowers, while Miles and his clients get to watch their cute little subjects going about their business while taking great close-up shots. It’s a win-win situation for all involved, and you can’t fail to be enchanted by these tiny little critters, frolicking among in the tulip fields and nestling cozily amongst the petals.

The photographs are beautifully taken, vividly colorful and are sure to put a smile on your face, even on a bad day. Scroll down to check out the cuteness overload for yourself, and let us know what you the comments below!

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Image credits: Miles Herbert/Caters News

Image credits: Miles Herbert/Caters News

Image credits: Miles Herbert/Caters News

Image credits: Miles Herbert/Caters News

Image credits: Miles Herbert/Caters News

Image credits: Miles Herbert/Caters News

Image credits: Miles Herbert/Caters News

Image credits: Miles Herbert/Caters News

Image credits: Miles Herbert/Caters News

Image credits: Miles Herbert/Caters News

Image credits: Miles Herbert/Caters News

Image credits: Miles Herbert/Caters News

Image credits: Miles Herbert/Caters News

Image credits: Miles Herbert/Caters News

Image credits: Miles Herbert/Caters News

Image credits: Miles Herbert/Caters News

Image credits: Miles Herbert/Caters News

Image credits: Miles Herbert/Caters News

Image credits: Miles Herbert/Caters News

Image credits: Miles Herbert/Caters News

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Sarah Birrelle
Community Member
4 years ago

Imagine being so tiny that your entire body weight doesn't bend a petal... my heart!:))

Ashley Mason
Community Member
4 years ago

I was thinking the same exact thing.

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Hans
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4 years ago

These critters are cute beyond comprehension.

Vickis Smith
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4 years ago

Wish I had a tulip bed with one of these adorable critters in each flower!

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Alia G.
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4 years ago

Cute series, lovely photography skills, and adorable mice. Now i’m happy. :)

Simone
Community Member
4 years ago

Sooooooo cuuuuuuuute!!!!!!! ♥

Suzanne Copenhaver
Community Member
4 years ago

That is about the cutest thing I've seen all week.They must only weigh about 3 ounces.

diane a
Community Member
4 years ago

maximum weight is less than half an ounce - 0.39oz

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Magdalina777
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4 years ago

Hahahaha omg this is so awesome! I didn't even know that was a thing...the first pic with the little guy covered in flower powder peeking out of the yellow tulip is the absolute winner <3

glowworm2
Community Member
4 years ago

These are beautiful pictures!

Akinwale
Community Member
4 years ago

Mice-luxury

ZenZen
Community Member
4 years ago

Thumbelina ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

Mar1a
Community Member
4 years ago

OOOOOOOHHH MYYYYY GOOOOOD THEY''REEEE SOOO TINNYYYYY ANNDDD ADOOORRAABLLELEEEEEEE

Math Wilson
Community Member
4 years ago

The pics are great. But i can’t take Tiny Tim’s voice out of my head now.

Donna O
Community Member
4 years ago

Those tulips are the perfect sized little pods for the mice, so cute!

hawkeyefan95IA
Community Member
4 years ago

Imagine,you are buying a bouquet of tulips and sniffing WAAAAAAAAAAAA... A MICE!

Alextrónica
Community Member
4 years ago

Exactly my thinking.

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BREAK YOUr perceptions
Community Member
4 years ago

i squeed.

Nadja Lambacher
Community Member
4 years ago

You can in fact book sessions with the harvest mice. http://captivelight.uk/new-forest-harvest-mice/ So yes, tame mice but some shots are actually outdoors while some are in a studio.

Suzanne Copenhaver
Community Member
4 years ago

Well, that is the cutest thing I've seen all week.

J.B. Shepard
Community Member
4 years ago

I love everything about this series! If I didn't know any better I honestly would have thought these were drawings.

Johanna Zamora
Community Member
4 years ago

Divine!!

Brivid
Community Member
4 years ago

Lovely.

Pippa Runs
Community Member
4 years ago

So damn adorable

varwenea
Community Member
4 years ago

One of these rare times when I think a mouse is so darn cute.

Kimberly Miller
Community Member
4 years ago

Cuteness overload! Excellent photography!

Patricia Posito
Community Member
4 years ago

Absolutely adorable.

Alextrónica
Community Member
4 years ago

Mouse in a flower = d'awwww so cute... Mouse in the kitchen: ewwww!! Kill that thing with the broom!!

Lisa Hertzel
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful :)

Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
4 years ago

I want to frame each and every one and hang them all over my house!

Luca
Community Member
4 years ago

Please say you mean the pictures and not the mice.

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Sidney Remmer
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4 years ago

This is too cute. :3

Mary Freebed Au
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4 years ago

Beautiful little things...

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
4 years ago

All of God's creatures are special, but these little ones are truly adorable, could be great pets !

Alextrónica
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4 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

They doing very well in the plague.

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Daniel Lee
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4 years ago

Is this where mice come from

Jakob O'Connell
Community Member
4 years ago

yes

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Phoebe Bean
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4 years ago

They're like Fairy Mice

Anilda
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4 years ago

Delightful and beautiful!

glorcomp
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4 years ago

Beautiful!

Vivi Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

beautiful!

Jackie Butts
Community Member
4 years ago

For some reason I am thinking of Alice in Wonderland while looking at these charming pictures.

grace schwarz
Community Member
4 years ago

i needed this

Eamonn Anderson
Community Member
4 years ago

wtf this guys shooting harvest mice

Eamonn Anderson
Community Member
4 years ago

IT WAS A JOKE

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Alex Jones
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1 year ago

In love with these cuties and your work. Thanks for sharing.

Laura Crockett
Community Member
2 years ago

Look at that sweetie with pollen all over is nose. Makes me ask the question: In the wilds, do the mice become pollinators? It looks like they might if the go flower to flower.

Winnie Greene
Community Member
2 years ago

Precious!

Grace McEachin
Community Member
2 years ago

I would love to have several prints ... I have a special place in my heart for little mice....

Teresa Loesch
Community Member
2 years ago

So so adorable pics. Congratulations to photographer. It's fun and cutie mice. So lucky. ♥♥♥

Catherine Elizabeth
Community Member
3 years ago

This should be a calendar.

Christine Ladyman
Community Member
3 years ago

The sweetest little creatures, and beautiful photos. 💜

Gitte Løyche
Community Member
3 years ago

One word: Adorable!

Srijita Kushwaha
Community Member
3 years ago

OMG these are so cute. But i can hardly imagine, how much these lil rats will feel embarrassed if they could have actually come across this post. --- Visit My Websit--> http://www.srijitaphotography.com/

Lily Yeo
Community Member
4 years ago

OMG. so adorable!!

catarie
Community Member
4 years ago

so smoll so cute!

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
4 years ago

They would make adorable pets except they are so tiny they would get lost in the house, and I would not want to see them in cages, there are already far too many animals in cages !!!

Albert Ambrosia
Community Member
4 years ago

BRAVO to the mice and the photographer

Beverly Palmacci
Community Member
4 years ago

So adorable in pictures! Not so adorable when they invade your house, chew into food packages and poop & pee on everything :-( Wish there was some humane way to deal with the problem.

Nina Cordova
Community Member
4 years ago

I loved Miles Herbert's photos. Shared them on Facebook. Did bring a much-needed smile to my face!

TarnishedDreams
Community Member
4 years ago

*made

TarnishedDreams
Community Member
4 years ago

This mad my stupid, depressing day a happy one.... Mooooommmmmm can I have one????.

Chicago Kitty
Community Member
4 years ago

It's sleeting in Chicago- two inches of snow expected tonight. This is just what I needed to remind me that Spring is Coming!

Michaela Robbins
Community Member
4 years ago

This is the definition of adorable.

Rebecca Davis
Community Member
4 years ago

Good buds!

Cathie Fahrney
Community Member
4 years ago

Cuteness overload

Patricia Ross
Community Member
4 years ago

Best of both worlds...cute and immune to pollen.

KCN
Community Member
4 years ago

They're certainly cute, but I would have liked more variety in the photos somehow: have them on the ground playing in piles of petals? Have more flowers in the pics?

May
Community Member
4 years ago

These are too cute and the.pictures are wonderful! I had to save the page! Thank you for sharing

Georgina Gozum
Community Member
4 years ago

what the world needs now is love ... sweet love. even when it comes in a thumb-size creature shot in a studio and bred in captivity ... Thank you, Miles Herbert! You made the world's day <3

Georgina Gozum
Community Member
4 years ago

thank you Miles Herbert for capturing these thumb-size creatures (better than dropping bombs!) to lighten our hearts <3

Deborah Ruth
Community Member
4 years ago

Fabulous. Photos are definitely prize winners. Bravo.

Debbie Gates
Community Member
4 years ago

oh.......

Suzanne
Community Member
4 years ago

Not sure why they have to breed captive mice to release into the wild. I think there probably are enough to go around without adding more to the mix. At least there are where I live.

Magpie
Community Member
4 years ago

Gorgeous I'm wondering if these creatures are the pollinators ?

soulbossanova9
Community Member
4 years ago

I dunno... that all kind of grossed me out.....going outside to find mice inside my tulips.....

Laura Perkinson
Community Member
4 years ago

How darn cute is this!! I know they are pests, but all they want to do is live too.

Joanne Gibovich
Community Member
4 years ago

It's clearly visible this is Photoshop...But cute, I agree.

Kevin Coote
Community Member
4 years ago

So wrong and so many ways, and releasing captive bred back into wild on a nature reserve??? really.😡 people please think about what you are doing before you book this type of workshop. The comment “we prefer to use captive rather than disturbing the wild” tells you loads about the people running this workshop. It seems loads of self proclaimed supposed wildlife photographers are jumping on a quick money maker bandwagon.

Liz dJ
Community Member
4 years ago

Finally found the reason for the downfall of honey bees; mice occupy the flowers!

Berna
Community Member
4 years ago

These dear little mice look like they have been ‘set up’ for the shot. Not a fan of the photos. Ps I work in the Feature Film Industry.

Toni Tangents
Community Member
4 years ago

Is this real or photoshopped?? Not sure a tulip would really hold a mouse???

AnnaB
Community Member
4 years ago

They weigh from 4 to 11 g (0.14 to 0.39 oz)

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Andrej Troha
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4 years ago

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That's so shopped, it hurts. And I work with PShop for 25 years.

Sky
Community Member
4 years ago

I doubt you’ve even touched photoshop, you probably don’t know where to look to see if somethings photoshop or not.

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Charlotte Ayers
Community Member
4 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

Cute little things....too bad they can be harbingers of death.

Porg.Revolution.98
Community Member
4 years ago

aren't you a joy at parties

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Sarah Birrelle
Community Member
4 years ago

Imagine being so tiny that your entire body weight doesn't bend a petal... my heart!:))

Ashley Mason
Community Member
4 years ago

I was thinking the same exact thing.

Load More Replies...
Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

These critters are cute beyond comprehension.

Vickis Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

Wish I had a tulip bed with one of these adorable critters in each flower!

Load More Replies...
Alia G.
Community Member
4 years ago

Cute series, lovely photography skills, and adorable mice. Now i’m happy. :)

Simone
Community Member
4 years ago

Sooooooo cuuuuuuuute!!!!!!! ♥

Suzanne Copenhaver
Community Member
4 years ago

That is about the cutest thing I've seen all week.They must only weigh about 3 ounces.

diane a
Community Member
4 years ago

maximum weight is less than half an ounce - 0.39oz

Load More Replies...
Magdalina777
Community Member
4 years ago

Hahahaha omg this is so awesome! I didn't even know that was a thing...the first pic with the little guy covered in flower powder peeking out of the yellow tulip is the absolute winner <3

glowworm2
Community Member
4 years ago

These are beautiful pictures!

Akinwale
Community Member
4 years ago

Mice-luxury

ZenZen
Community Member
4 years ago

Thumbelina ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

Mar1a
Community Member
4 years ago

OOOOOOOHHH MYYYYY GOOOOOD THEY''REEEE SOOO TINNYYYYY ANNDDD ADOOORRAABLLELEEEEEEE

Math Wilson
Community Member
4 years ago

The pics are great. But i can’t take Tiny Tim’s voice out of my head now.

Donna O
Community Member
4 years ago

Those tulips are the perfect sized little pods for the mice, so cute!

hawkeyefan95IA
Community Member
4 years ago

Imagine,you are buying a bouquet of tulips and sniffing WAAAAAAAAAAAA... A MICE!

Alextrónica
Community Member
4 years ago

Exactly my thinking.

Load More Replies...
BREAK YOUr perceptions
Community Member
4 years ago

i squeed.

Nadja Lambacher
Community Member
4 years ago

You can in fact book sessions with the harvest mice. http://captivelight.uk/new-forest-harvest-mice/ So yes, tame mice but some shots are actually outdoors while some are in a studio.

Suzanne Copenhaver
Community Member
4 years ago

Well, that is the cutest thing I've seen all week.

J.B. Shepard
Community Member
4 years ago

I love everything about this series! If I didn't know any better I honestly would have thought these were drawings.

Johanna Zamora
Community Member
4 years ago

Divine!!

Brivid
Community Member
4 years ago

Lovely.

Pippa Runs
Community Member
4 years ago

So damn adorable

varwenea
Community Member
4 years ago

One of these rare times when I think a mouse is so darn cute.

Kimberly Miller
Community Member
4 years ago

Cuteness overload! Excellent photography!

Patricia Posito
Community Member
4 years ago

Absolutely adorable.

Alextrónica
Community Member
4 years ago

Mouse in a flower = d'awwww so cute... Mouse in the kitchen: ewwww!! Kill that thing with the broom!!

Lisa Hertzel
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful :)

Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
4 years ago

I want to frame each and every one and hang them all over my house!

Luca
Community Member
4 years ago

Please say you mean the pictures and not the mice.

Load More Replies...
Sidney Remmer
Community Member
4 years ago

This is too cute. :3

Mary Freebed Au
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful little things...

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
4 years ago

All of God's creatures are special, but these little ones are truly adorable, could be great pets !

Alextrónica
Community Member
4 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

They doing very well in the plague.

Load More Replies...
Daniel Lee
Community Member
4 years ago

Is this where mice come from

Jakob O'Connell
Community Member
4 years ago

yes

Load More Replies...
Phoebe Bean
Community Member
4 years ago

They're like Fairy Mice

Anilda
Community Member
4 years ago

Delightful and beautiful!

glorcomp
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful!

Vivi Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

beautiful!

Jackie Butts
Community Member
4 years ago

For some reason I am thinking of Alice in Wonderland while looking at these charming pictures.

grace schwarz
Community Member
4 years ago

i needed this

Eamonn Anderson
Community Member
4 years ago

wtf this guys shooting harvest mice

Eamonn Anderson
Community Member
4 years ago

IT WAS A JOKE

Load More Replies...
Alex Jones
Community Member
1 year ago

In love with these cuties and your work. Thanks for sharing.

Laura Crockett
Community Member
2 years ago

Look at that sweetie with pollen all over is nose. Makes me ask the question: In the wilds, do the mice become pollinators? It looks like they might if the go flower to flower.

Winnie Greene
Community Member
2 years ago

Precious!

Grace McEachin
Community Member
2 years ago

I would love to have several prints ... I have a special place in my heart for little mice....

Teresa Loesch
Community Member
2 years ago

So so adorable pics. Congratulations to photographer. It's fun and cutie mice. So lucky. ♥♥♥

Catherine Elizabeth
Community Member
3 years ago

This should be a calendar.

Christine Ladyman
Community Member
3 years ago

The sweetest little creatures, and beautiful photos. 💜

Gitte Løyche
Community Member
3 years ago

One word: Adorable!

Srijita Kushwaha
Community Member
3 years ago

OMG these are so cute. But i can hardly imagine, how much these lil rats will feel embarrassed if they could have actually come across this post. --- Visit My Websit--> http://www.srijitaphotography.com/

Lily Yeo
Community Member
4 years ago

OMG. so adorable!!

catarie
Community Member
4 years ago

so smoll so cute!

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
4 years ago

They would make adorable pets except they are so tiny they would get lost in the house, and I would not want to see them in cages, there are already far too many animals in cages !!!

Albert Ambrosia
Community Member
4 years ago

BRAVO to the mice and the photographer

Beverly Palmacci
Community Member
4 years ago

So adorable in pictures! Not so adorable when they invade your house, chew into food packages and poop & pee on everything :-( Wish there was some humane way to deal with the problem.

Nina Cordova
Community Member
4 years ago

I loved Miles Herbert's photos. Shared them on Facebook. Did bring a much-needed smile to my face!

TarnishedDreams
Community Member
4 years ago

*made

TarnishedDreams
Community Member
4 years ago

This mad my stupid, depressing day a happy one.... Mooooommmmmm can I have one????.

Chicago Kitty
Community Member
4 years ago

It's sleeting in Chicago- two inches of snow expected tonight. This is just what I needed to remind me that Spring is Coming!

Michaela Robbins
Community Member
4 years ago

This is the definition of adorable.

Rebecca Davis
Community Member
4 years ago

Good buds!

Cathie Fahrney
Community Member
4 years ago

Cuteness overload

Patricia Ross
Community Member
4 years ago

Best of both worlds...cute and immune to pollen.

KCN
Community Member
4 years ago

They're certainly cute, but I would have liked more variety in the photos somehow: have them on the ground playing in piles of petals? Have more flowers in the pics?

May
Community Member
4 years ago

These are too cute and the.pictures are wonderful! I had to save the page! Thank you for sharing

Georgina Gozum
Community Member
4 years ago

what the world needs now is love ... sweet love. even when it comes in a thumb-size creature shot in a studio and bred in captivity ... Thank you, Miles Herbert! You made the world's day <3

Georgina Gozum
Community Member
4 years ago

thank you Miles Herbert for capturing these thumb-size creatures (better than dropping bombs!) to lighten our hearts <3

Deborah Ruth
Community Member
4 years ago

Fabulous. Photos are definitely prize winners. Bravo.

Debbie Gates
Community Member
4 years ago

oh.......

Suzanne
Community Member
4 years ago

Not sure why they have to breed captive mice to release into the wild. I think there probably are enough to go around without adding more to the mix. At least there are where I live.

Magpie
Community Member
4 years ago

Gorgeous I'm wondering if these creatures are the pollinators ?

soulbossanova9
Community Member
4 years ago

I dunno... that all kind of grossed me out.....going outside to find mice inside my tulips.....

Laura Perkinson
Community Member
4 years ago

How darn cute is this!! I know they are pests, but all they want to do is live too.

Joanne Gibovich
Community Member
4 years ago

It's clearly visible this is Photoshop...But cute, I agree.

Kevin Coote
Community Member
4 years ago

So wrong and so many ways, and releasing captive bred back into wild on a nature reserve??? really.😡 people please think about what you are doing before you book this type of workshop. The comment “we prefer to use captive rather than disturbing the wild” tells you loads about the people running this workshop. It seems loads of self proclaimed supposed wildlife photographers are jumping on a quick money maker bandwagon.

Liz dJ
Community Member
4 years ago

Finally found the reason for the downfall of honey bees; mice occupy the flowers!

Berna
Community Member
4 years ago

These dear little mice look like they have been ‘set up’ for the shot. Not a fan of the photos. Ps I work in the Feature Film Industry.

Toni Tangents
Community Member
4 years ago

Is this real or photoshopped?? Not sure a tulip would really hold a mouse???

AnnaB
Community Member
4 years ago

They weigh from 4 to 11 g (0.14 to 0.39 oz)

Load More Replies...
Andrej Troha
Community Member
4 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

That's so shopped, it hurts. And I work with PShop for 25 years.

Sky
Community Member
4 years ago

I doubt you’ve even touched photoshop, you probably don’t know where to look to see if somethings photoshop or not.

Load More Replies...
Charlotte Ayers
Community Member
4 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

Cute little things....too bad they can be harbingers of death.

Porg.Revolution.98
Community Member
4 years ago

aren't you a joy at parties

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