Photographer Catches Squirrel Stopping to Smell a Flower

Dutch photographer Dick van Duijn was visiting Vienna, Austria, in June when he captured an adorable series of photos showing a squirrel taking a moment out of its busy day to smell the flowers.

The wildlife, nature, and landscape photographer tells PetaPixel he was visiting Vienna especially to shoot photos of ground squirrels.

“On the first day we observed them and their behavior,” Van Duijn says. “On the second day, we photographed them the whole day. In the evening just before sunset, when the light became soft and nice, one of the many ground squirrels walked towards the yellow flower and began to hold it and sniff it.”

“When I saw this happening in the viewfinder of my camera, I already knew I had captured a very beautiful and intimate moment,” Van Duijn says. “I felt very happy and satisfied with the shot.”

You can find more of Dick Van Duijn’s work on his Facebook and Instagram.

Image credits: Photographs by Dick van Duijn and used with permission