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.

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

#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 2 months ago

And then the squirrel sneezed ACHOO

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

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Ash 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

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

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#5

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

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David Viesta 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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. 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

"These are my favorite!"

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

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holyshit 2 months ago

all these pictures look like the squirrels are being paid. All perfectly shot. The poses are so dramatic

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#12

Nose Seed (Often The Squirrels Move To Fast To Notice The Small Details During Shooting. Published As A Swedish Postcard)

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Ruby Brook 2 months ago

that little nose!

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#13

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

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Ruby Brook 2 months ago

that little smile <3

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

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Night Owl 2 months ago

Is that a little doggie? So cute

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#15

Jasmine Stand ( Sometimes I Take Out The Greens And Make It Grey)

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desert29rat 2 months ago

So beautiful!

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#16

The Photographer ( Squirrel Is Taking Photos Of Me)

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Daria B 2 months ago

"My turn to take photos!"

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#17

Berry Meeting ( This Is Probably My Most Populair Photo On My Instagram Account. Published In Fotosidan Magazine And Finalist In Photocontest)

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desert29rat 2 months ago

Beautiful photo!

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#18

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

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desert29rat 2 months ago

"I love snow cones!"

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

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Ruby Brook 2 months ago

oh dear he looks like he's going over the speed limit. Better scurry away!

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

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

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desert29rat 2 months ago

"This one smells very nice."

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#22

Mushroom Shelter ( Published As A Swedish Postcard)

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Hannah Dobbins 2 months ago

"Nobody can see me... I shall nibble in peace..."

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

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Enuya 2 months ago

It looks like illustration from children's fairytale. So colorful and well-composed!

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#24

Autumn Walk ( Publised In Magazines And Got Prices)

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Lynidette 2 months ago

Love love love love!

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#25

Shake It ( Has Been Published On Different Places)

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Eve Westwood 2 months ago

that is a wet boi

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#26

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

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desert29rat 2 months ago

"Hey! I'm over here!"

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#27

Mushroom Dance ( Published As A Puzzle By Publisher Castorland)

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desert29rat 2 months ago

Just beautiful!

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

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SunflowersAreGold 2 months ago

Awww. What an innocent picture!

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#29

Mushroom Whisperer ( Published In Sweden As A Postcard)

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Lynidette 2 months ago

Eep!

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#30

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

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Ruby Brook 2 months ago

woah! Thats so cool, doesn't even look photoshopped!

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#31

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

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desert29rat 2 months ago

"These are pretty. I'll take her some of these!"

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#32

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

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desert29rat 2 months ago

"Which one will she like best?"

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#33

Ice Stand ( Won In National Geographic And Is Published In Their Magazine)

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SunflowersAreGold 2 months ago

"Hey! Why are you frozen, Berry?"

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

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Marzena Helena Leino 2 months ago

P E R F E C T

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#35

Sunflower Stand (All The Sunflowers In My Garden Are Planted By The Squirrels. They Hide The Seeds In The Earth. My Most Populair Photo In 500px Where About 90000 People Follow My Work)

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David Viesta 2 months ago

Squirrel to Flowers: "Leave room for the Holy Spirit, shall we."

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#36

Late Autumn(Sometimes People Sent Me Things To Use In Photos With The Squirrels, Like This Pinecone. I Just Shot This Photo And Love The Light And Compo)

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desert29rat 2 months ago

Such a beautiful photo.

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#37

Guitarist (Music Is One Of The Themes What Comes Back Often. It Took Me About 5 Days Before I Capture This. Published In Many Articles Around The World)

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Daria B 2 months ago

Alvin super star! ☆★★♬♪

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

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Night Owl 2 months ago

Nice hat/shower head

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

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desert29rat 2 months ago

"Hey bird! Get back to the target!"

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#40

Holding Mushroom (I Used A Pin To Hold The Mushroom In Place And Hided A Little Nut On The Head. Finalist In Sony Photo Awards)

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Ruby Brook 2 months ago

he looks like he's singing into his mushroom :)

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

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Andres Tejeda 2 months ago

Damn Bob Ross did a great job teaching his squirrel to paint.

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#42

Dragon Flyer ( From The Squirrel Theme Games Of Thrones)

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Mother Mary Helen 2 months ago

Onward, my noble steed!

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

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holyshit 2 months ago

Give me a hand human.

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

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David Viesta 2 months ago

"Bro, do you even squirrel?"

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#46

Ordering Nuts ( A Photobooth Photo Was Published In A German Magazine)

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David Viesta 2 months ago

"Hello, is it the police? There is a man following me and taking pictures, please send help."

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

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Jasmine PT 2 months ago

Omg. Move out of the way bird.

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

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SunflowersAreGold 2 months ago

It's the squirrel version of Mary Poppins!

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

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David Viesta 2 months ago

First squirrel: "Are you sure you know how to use it properly?" Second squirrel: "Of course I do, I watched all the seasons from Arrow and the Hunger Games movies".

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#50

Nut Cracker (Daily I Am Looking Or Making New Props, Like This Little Axe. Published In Newspaper And I Simular Photo Will Be Published In The Gettin' Squirrelly 2019 And 2020 Wall Calendar By Publisher Willowcreek.

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David Viesta 2 months ago

Instructions unclear, axe ended up in mouth.

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