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Photographer Captures Squirrel Flying Over Water with a Nut


Dutch wildlife photographer Dick van Duijn recently spent a day waiting in a hide in a forest in The Netherlands from sunrise to sunset. His patience paid off, and he managed to capture a viral photo of a squirrel leaping through the air over water with a walnut in its mouth.

Van Duijn has been attracting quite a bit of attention as of late with his squirrel photography — it was just two months ago that his photos of a squirrel stopping to smell a flower went viral around the world.

For his latest shots, Van Duijn visited a forest last week with a Nikon D5 DSLR and Nikon 300mm f/2.8 VR II lens.

“I’ve been there so many times, but now everything was perfect,” the photographer tells PetaPixel. “The autumn colors, the light, and the squirrel who showed up in this beautiful setting.”

After sharing the photos on his Instagram, Van Duijn is once again seeing his work make the rounds on TV (it was shared by the biggest TV station in The Netherlands) and in newspapers.

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