Hi, my name is Niki Colemont from I’ve been photographing red squirrels for 5 years now. On different locations. I have no formal education and I learned everything through trial and error. Recently, I have been featured by 60-second docs and Bored Panda (previous posts here and here) my life story, and how photographing squirrels brought me peace.

Red squirrels are impressively agile, While jumping, the tail is held horizontally behind the squirrel and, although it does not act as a parachute, it helps improve the squirrels aerodynamically. I wanted to share this post to show you how acrobatic red squirrels really are and to brighten up your days in uncertain times.

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I’ve Spent 5 Years Photographing Jumping Red Squirrels And Here Are 38 Of My Best Photos

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Grey Unicorn
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1 month ago

Looks like the squirrel is flying

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I’ve Spent 5 Years Photographing Jumping Red Squirrels And Here Are 38 Of My Best Photos

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Paul Budhram
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1 month ago

Jump!!! OH WAIT NONONONONO BAD IDEA COME BACK COME BACK

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Mintchinchilla
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1 month ago

why is the hoomin staring at me

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Leo Valadez
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1 month ago

it looks like it has a- never mind

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Paul Budhram
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1 month ago

Group hug!

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Mintchinchilla
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1 month ago

"EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE I FLY YESSSS!!!!!"

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Persephone
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1 month ago

Run run run as fast you can, you’ll never catch my I’m a squirrel!!!!!!

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Isabella Rowe
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1 month ago (edited)

"Yesss.......nope''

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Paul Budhram
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1 month ago

You has a messy face. here, I cleanses it.

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Paul Budhram
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1 month ago

OH DANG IT IS THAT A BEAR

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Manel Dias
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1 month ago

Thousands of TREES are being planted on this earth by the Squirrels. They hide their precious NUTS & many times they forget to come back to get it. In the meantime the Nut grows to be a Plant and then the new TREE is added to the Nature. These tiny creatures are Very essential to the Planet's existence.

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Paul Budhram
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1 month ago

I is flying. ZOOM

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MSelen
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1 month ago

Looks like someone threw him in the air and he isn’t sure what to do. 😬

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Persephone
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1 month ago

Omigod! Wee! Wee! Wee!

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Manel Dias
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1 month ago

Nature is BEAUTIFUL, yet many of us don't respect & appreciate these natural wonders we are being given privilege to experience & enjoy. I love the Nature & it's INHABITANTS as well.

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