15 years ago, I built a house with a balcony in a small village in the middle of Sweden beside a forest. I never expected that my balcony would become a photo studio for wild animals. Now I make my living with red squirrel photography.

It all started with a fox standing in front of my door. I started to take photos of the fox. After 2 weeks of daily visits, the fox started to climb onto my balcony and climb into boxes. This was the start of creating scenes on my balcony where I would lay out food for wildlife and capture them with my camera.

The studio is built 1 meter from the ground and is directly connected with my kitchen window and the forest. This is how I make compositions at eye level, 3 meters from my window. I use food to lure animals.

There can be a total of 14 squirrels visiting my garden, but mostly, there are 6 coming daily. I do not give them much food, so that they are not dependent on me.

I have won prizes, published books, and been published in many newspapers and magazines, TV and radio broadcasts, as well as worked together with publishers and artists. I have also done commercials and organized workshops. I've also been featured on Bored Panda many times, and you can find the links to these articles here, here, here, here, here, and here.

Although there can be many squirrels coming in my scenes simultaneously, they are rarely all perfectly in focus or the right composition; therefore, I sometimes capture 2 photos with the animals in different positions and stack them together. Another thing I do is cloning out wires, pins, or food buckets if needed.

I upload new photos on Patreon daily. Here I offer different gifts for a monthly fee.

More info: geertweggen.com | Facebook | Instagram | flickr.com | patreon.com | geertweggen.com | youtube.com

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Lena Bloor
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6 months ago

Love me tender, love me sweet, never let me go! 😆😄

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6 months ago

This one is my favorite so far.

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Carina O
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6 months ago

Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream...

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Eva Bryson
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6 months ago

How does he get a photo of all these squirrels doing these things all at the exact same time?

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glowworm2
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6 months ago

"Nope. This clearly isn't working. The flower in your mouth just makes you look stupid."

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Janine B.
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6 months ago

Wow, do they let you come this close?

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Sarina Greenhaven
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6 months ago

Beautiful!

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Heaven Gooch
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6 months ago

this is adorable!!!

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Linda van der Pal
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6 months ago

Oh sole mio!

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Sara Salisbury
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6 months ago

Wake up and smell the flowers.

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Titas Burinskas
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6 months ago

Nutflix and chill

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Denise Mclean
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5 months ago

Look at the squirrels legs ! Ha Ha

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Charity Surrell
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6 months ago

This is so magical :)

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Sarina Greenhaven
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6 months ago

just catching up with the news events of the day

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Sara Salisbury
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6 months ago

"We've ran out of gas, I'll push it now."

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Patty Stier
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6 months ago

Making wishes.

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Sarina Greenhaven
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6 months ago

A very merry unbirthday to youuuuu!

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Kristina Armstrong
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6 months ago

Love the Bike!!!

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Helen Haley
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6 months ago

Fame! I'm gonna live forever.....

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Rebecca
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6 months ago

I can defy gravityyy!

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Heaven Gooch
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6 months ago

me when my mom calls me at a friends house....

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Jon-Paul Hurt
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6 months ago

"Here, take a look - it's Trump's brain."

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Night Owl
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6 months ago

teaching hooman to paint

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Night Owl
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6 months ago (edited)

That's a very strong squirrel. Bodybuilder 💪

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Zophra
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6 months ago

"Sing me a song, you're the piano squirrel..."

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Night Owl
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6 months ago

Awww ❤️

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Night Owl
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6 months ago

Squirrel witch with bird instead of cat; or something out of Harry Potter

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Rebecca
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6 months ago

Aqua-batics

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Sara Salisbury
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Piano Squirrel pt 2.

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Sara Salisbury
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6 months ago

Ahh body builder pt 2.

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