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Photographer Waits Hours To Capture The Autumn Idyll Of Squirrels Carrying A Nut Over A Lake (8 Pics) (Interview With Artist)
“What I love most about Autumn are the beautiful colors. I really like it when you’re able to photograph an animal with those colors in the background,” photographer Dick van Duijn told Bored Panda.
Photographer Waits Hours To Capture The Autumn Idyll Of Squirrels Carrying A Nut Over A Lake (8 Pics) (Interview With Artist)
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“What I love most about Autumn are the beautiful colors. I really like it when you’re able to photograph an animal with those colors in the background,” photographer Dick van Duijn told Bored Panda in an in-depth interview, during which he talked about his newest sensational photos, in which squirrels are playing in the water with nuts.

Van Duijn’s pictures capture the unseen beauty of the natural world and his skills in taking photos of animals, especially squirrels, are legendary. Once again, van Duijn is making headlines in newspapers with his amazing new squirrel photo shoots and majestic animal pictures that capture the essence of Autumn.

When you’re done reading this article, be sure to check out Bored Panda’s previous article about van Duijn’s pictures of squirrels smelling flowers. You will absolutely love it. That’s a Panda promise.

“I took the photos last Monday in a forest in the Netherlands,” van Duijn explained about his fantastic squirrel pictures.

“I waited from sunset till sundown, but I spent a lot more days there to get this perfect shot sharp and in beautiful light and the Autumn colors,” he said about his dedication to capturing the perfect series of photos.

“After my last viral ground squirrel photo, Nikon loaned me some high-end camera gear that made this shot possible (the burst of the Nikon D5),” the photographer explained.

According to him, there isn’t really any grand philosophical idea behind his photos of squirrels.

“I just like to photograph them. They are very photogenic with a high cuddling rate,” he joked.

Naturally, van Duijn takes pictures of other animals besides squirrels as well. However, squirrels can be incredibly difficult to photograph because of how agile they are.

“The photo of the jumping squirrel was definitely the most difficult to capture. Usually, you pre-focus on a certain point and hope the squirrel jumps through this area and you have a sharp photo. But in this case, I took the photo out of hand tracking the jump of the squirrel.”

When Bored Panda asked van Duijn about his photography plans for this Winter, he revealed that he hopes to photograph foxes, as well as more squirrels.

“But my wishlist is big and gets bigger every day. I hope to photograph the newborn grey seal pups in the coming few weeks,” the photographer shared his hopes for the upcoming season. One thing’s for sure—I’m sure that van Duijn’s photos will be breathtaking and I can’t wait to see what he’s going to do next!

What did you think of van Duijn’s photos, dear Pandas? Which picture was your favorite? Do you have any ideas or requests for future animal photo shoots? Share any and all thoughts with everyone in the comments below. And remember to feed your friendly neighborhood squirrel and enjoy the last days of Autumn.

Comments (30)
Dilly Millandry
I love red squirrels, these photos capture their beauty perfectly.
Faramir10
All of these are so good!
Scratch
The photo of the fox is wonderful.
Iggy
Great pictures!
CodingGirl04
These are beautiful.
Colin Leetham
Vibrant.
kathryn stretton
Amazing work. Fox, cat and wolf my personal favourites. Difficult to choose though.
A B C
Don't get me wrong, I never will cause it wouldn't be good for the squirrel, but oh my gosh do I wish I had one or two of them as pets. I love those red balls of floof and nuts ❤️
Phoebe Bean
Nature at its best! Impressive photos.
Karen Dyer
Awesomely beautiful
Night Owl
Amazing photos; so vibrant! I love them
Krazy Kanuck
As a photographer: ANYONE can take a really good Photo with a lot of patience and a really good camera.. BUT to get an EPIC photo with a shitty camera, is a whole new level. This was taken with a Nikon Coolpix L19 https://static.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/008-Copy-5ddfddf9494f0.jpg
HorrorWeirdo
Awww, I love the squirrels! I remember feeding them back in London when I was like 6... Also, I love the lynx and wolf photos! I absolutely am obsessed with wolves and my gosh it was beautiful!
Roopert DeBear
The real beauty of nature.
Matthew Smith
Just incredible photo's, all of them,
Monika Soffronow
If I could capture one single image of that caliber, I'd be proud for the rest of my life. Thank you for this post!
K. Kerry Kozak
These photos are just amazing, and I must admit that I loved the Lynx sitting down the best......but appreciate all your hard work to take these amazing shots.
K. Kerry Kozak
I just loved the little cows .......... but all of these photos are phenomenal!!
Grumble O'Pug
Beautiful!!!!
Pani Nimia
In the region where I live, we care a lot about our small lynx population. They live in our forests. They are beautiful and mysterious animals. That's why I love the pictures of lynx shown here. Although all these photographs are wonderful! And the animals on them are special
Nadine Francis
This guy is fantastic, he should be working for Nat Geo!
J Wolfling
The one of the fox is especially powerful. Wow.
mermaidgirl960
Wow, this person is extremely skilled in photography and patience. The animals are beautiful as well and I immediately upvoted this.
Daphne
Beautiful!!!
Patrick Shore
the photos were great, but God is the over all winner
Dorothy Parker
These are all so beautiful. I appreciate that the only one featuring prey is the bird.
Ula
Animals are so beautiful
Anna Louis
amazing <3
kebifok
My last month paycheck was for 11000 dollars… All i did was simple online work from comfort at home for 3-4 hours/day that I got from this agency I discovered over the internet and they paid me for it 95 bucks every hour….... /morning6.com 
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