A wildlife photographer has recently blown people away with his latest shots. He’s captured squirrels in all manner of surreal positions – and now he’s explained how he got the incredible shots.
Well, this one eating an acorn-taco is pretty cool, anyway.
It’s difficult to catch them close up because they run away devilishly quick.
This is one dude who doesn’t seem to have much trouble capturing squirrels in the wild.
This picture of a flying red squirrel by Dick Van Dujin is breathtaking (and if you think this is impressive, wait till you see the next few shots!).
He tends to focus primarily on different breeds of deer.
Ellis has been capturing hilarious (and slightly surreal) images of squirrels.
And many naturally assumed that these images simply must be faked.
And now Ellis has revealed to UNILAD how he captured these incredible shots.
And is not willing to let any photo editing software take credit for his talent!
They look like shots of mini humans!
They’re not specially trained – just curious!
Ellis just allowed the animals’ natural curiosity do the work.
And waited until the squirrels couldn’t resist any longer.
But often, the squirrels are interested enough without the need for food.
He often has to wait days until the squirrels begin to interact with the props.
And we have to agree!
The infamous shot shows a squirrel struggling with an umbrella on a gusty day.
“I often build a shelter for the squirrels on rainy days and I’d left the umbrella up.”
“I’d set up a platform with dead leaves on it next to the umbrella… to [add] a bit of context, as you can’t see wind.”
“I edit very little. At most I get rid of any fishing line or wire as it’s distracting.”
What an incredible talent!
And for more amazing animal photography, scroll on for one grandma and her pet dog.