I am a Dutch/Swedish international awarded photographer specializing in photographing Red squirrels. My work has been published wide abroad in newspapers, books, calendars, radio and television, and magazines.

6 years ago, there was a fox standing on my doorstep, and I immediately rushed back inside to fetch some meat. The fox would come back daily to get more food and I used that as an opportunity to take some photos. 

By the end of a second week, the fox would come to the balcony where it interacted with various props I used for photography. Soon before late, a Russian bird paid me a visit and continued on doing so daily. Suddenly, my balcony had become a studio filled with nature props, cameras, mirrors etc. The bird followed me and I followed the bird with my camera, as it searched for hidden food in scenes that I had created. Some photos of this encounter were awarded and published.

Eventually, red squirrels appeared and they still come daily to my outside studio. Little did I know back then that it would become my living. 

Since last year I have been organizing Squirrel workshops at home. These workshops are organized to occur 2 times a year when the young squirrels arrive. A maximum of 3 participants can join this 5-day workshop. 

Scroll down to see a collection of my works featuring the adorable red squirrels.

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#1

Wishes. (The Wind Was Just Perfect For Capturing This Photo. Published In National Geographic, Won Photo Of The Day)

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Night Owl 1 week ago

And then the squirrel sneezed ACHOO

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#2

I Followed Squirrels Daily For 6 Years With My Camera And They Became My Friends

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Ash 1 week ago

oh my friggen god, my heart just exploded

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#3

Sun Head (How Hard Can It Be To Get A Squirrel Under A Flower. It Is Very Rare :) Finalist In Smithsonian And Published In Magazines)

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Mother Mary Helen 1 week ago

Under my umbrella, ella, ella, eh, eh, eh

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#5

Flower Lover (There Where Some Seeds Hidden In The Flower)

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David Viesta 1 week ago

"Hello, huh, I would like to order a Big Mac and a large root beer. Can you hear me? Man, I hate this new drive-thru system."

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#6

Christmas Letter ( I Just Captured This One. Mostly I Use The Sun As A Backlight In My Photos)

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Eve Westwood 1 week ago

aw posting a letter to mummy squirrell

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#7

I Followed Squirrels Daily For 6 Years With My Camera And They Became My Friends

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Mother Mary Helen 1 week ago

Ooooo I love those bleeding heart flowers! <3

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#8

Sunny Split ( It Took Me Some Years To Capture This Idea, This Year I Mannaged)

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Janine B. 1 week ago

Jean Claude van Sqirrel. :)

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#9

Mushroom Lover ( This Mushroom Is Not Poiseness To The Squirrel. Published In Several Newspapers)

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Daria B 1 week ago (edited)

And then the squirrel grew twice its size as the blipping sound rang three times consecutively.

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#10

I Followed Squirrels Daily For 6 Years With My Camera And They Became My Friends

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desert29rat 1 week ago

"These are my favorite!"

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