Meet photographer Sam Hobson, who specializes in taking pictures of wild animals found... in the big European cities. Think foxes, badgers, deer, toads, squirrels, herons, and so on, who come to the the towns and become Hobson's 'models'.

“Getting to know my subject is probably the most important element of my photography," Hobson tells PetaPixel. Shooting close to home means I can regularly visit the same locations, work with the same animals and really get to know the habits and routines of my local wildlife.”

“Shooting the same thing over and over and building a project, you learn things about your subject you can’t learn from books and the Internet. So you start to think more creatively about how to capture your discoveries in an image.”

“I just sit around night after night and wait until I become a part of the environment and the animals get inquisitive and want to come and investigate me,” explains Hobson. “In my experience, animals aren’t stupid and they can tell the difference between me and somebody else. They don’t get habituated to humans, but learn to recognize me as an individual and learn that I am not a threat.”

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Red Fox, Bristol, Uk

Red Fox, Bristol, Uk

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Hope Floats 2 years ago

I love this photo..It must have taken so much patience to get the right shot.

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Ring-Necked Parakeets, London, Uk

Ring-Necked Parakeets, London, Uk

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Cube Silvers 2 years ago

We have many of them. They escaped from the near zoo.

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Deer, London, Uk

Deer, London, Uk

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Robert Gla 2 years ago

it was nice of them to follow the marked path

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#4

Young Fox, Bristol, Uk

Young Fox, Bristol, Uk

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Debby B 2 years ago

Prescious!

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Red Fox, Bristol, Uk

Red Fox, Bristol, Uk

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Weim Central 2 years ago

Life in the City

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#6

Dam Herons, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dam Herons, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Victoria Lillich 2 years ago

Where am I?

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Red Fox, Bristol, Uk

Red Fox, Bristol, Uk

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Robert Gla 2 years ago

the the concrete jungle

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#8

Bananaquit, Tobago

Bananaquit, Tobago

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Patti 2 years ago

Now if that was my drink there would be vodka in it

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#9

Deer, London, Uk

Deer, London, Uk

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Robert Gla 2 years ago

nice rack!

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#10

Parliament Pigeons, London, Uk

Parliament Pigeons, London, Uk

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Caitlyn McCracken 2 years ago

These look the the pigeons who are about to drop their mix tape. Popular meme and these look like the same ones haha

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#11

Herring Gull, Cornwall, Uk

Herring Gull, Cornwall, Uk

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Blue Cicada 2 years ago

If it's Cornwall, that must be a pasty.

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#12

Toad On The Road, Bristol, Uk

Toad On The Road, Bristol, Uk

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Maria Beilschmidt 2 years ago

Toad on the toad on the road

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Dam Herons, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dam Herons, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Nora 2 years ago

it looks like some lady strolling in the park😂

#14

Hedgehog, Bristol, Uk

Hedgehog, Bristol, Uk

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Round Robin, Bristol, Uk

Round Robin, Bristol, Uk

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Hope Floats 2 years ago

This is my favourite bird..A little red Robin. .Love the aspect that the photo has been taken from.

#16

Raccoons, Yucatan, Mexico

Raccoons, Yucatan, Mexico

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Badger, Bristol, Uk

Badger, Bristol, Uk

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Hope Floats 2 years ago

I'm just hoping he's come from behind this headstone and not "out" of it..... Very eerie.....

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#18

Kittiwakes, Newcastle, Uk

Kittiwakes, Newcastle, Uk

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Juvenile Female And Male Peregrine Falcons, Bristol, Uk

Juvenile Female And Male Peregrine Falcons, Bristol, Uk

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#20

Night Heron, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Night Heron, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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#21

Deer, London, Uk

Deer, London, Uk

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Hans 2 years ago

At least they are not playing ball games.

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#22

The Barbary Ground Squirrel, Canarian Island Of Fuerteventura

The Barbary Ground Squirrel, Canarian Island Of Fuerteventura

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Alessia Facchin 2 years ago

it's a squirrel on holiday...

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Deer, London, Uk

Deer, London, Uk

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#24

Gulls, Blackpool Seafront, Uk

Gulls, Blackpool Seafront, Uk

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Toad On The Road, Bristol, Uk

Toad On The Road, Bristol, Uk

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#26

Red Fox, Bristol, Uk

Red Fox, Bristol, Uk

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Robert Gla 2 years ago

where is the dummy?

#27

An Urban Fallow Deer, London, Uk

An Urban Fallow Deer, London, Uk

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Tiercel Peregrine, Bristol, Uk

Tiercel Peregrine, Bristol, Uk

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#29

Goshawk, Berlin, Germany

Goshawk, Berlin, Germany

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Goshawk, Berlin, Germany

Goshawk, Berlin, Germany

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#31

A Gannet, Wales, Uk

A Gannet, Wales, Uk

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Stephanie M 2 years ago

Please tell me the photographer helped this bird after taking the photo!

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Dam Herons, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dam Herons, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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