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

Six years ago, a fox was 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 do some wildlife photography.

By the end of a second week, the wild animal would come to the balcony where it interacted with various props I used for photography. Soon, a Russian bird visited me and continued doing so daily. Suddenly, my balcony had become a wildlife photographers' 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, cute squirrels appeared, and they still come daily to my outside studio. Little did I know back then that the wildlife would become my living.

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

Scroll down to see a collection of my works featuring the cute animals.

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

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

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Ash
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

oh my friggen god, my heart just exploded

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

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David Viesta
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Daria B
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3 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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holyshit
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Ruby Brook
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Mushroom Shelter ( Published As A Swedish Postcard)

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Hannah Dobbins
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Enuya
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Ruby Brook
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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desert29rat
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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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
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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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
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Andres Tejeda
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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

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David Viesta
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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David Viesta
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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