“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. He further spoke about his newest captivating photos, in which squirrels are seen playing in the water with nuts.

The photographer’s artistic pictures capture the real and unseen world of the animal kingdom and I must say his skills in taking these pictures are phenomenal. Dick van Dujin is making name around social media and the newspapers with his amazing new squirrel photo shoots and other exotic animals that capture the true beauty and nature of autumn.


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Photographer Dick van Dujin captured priceless shots of squirrels.

Image Credit:Dick van Dujin
Image Credit:Dick van Dujin

“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.

Image Credit:Dick van Dujin
Image Credit:Dick van Dujin

“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.

Image Credit:Dick van Dujin
Image Credit:Dick van Dujin

According to this unique artist, there’s nothing theoretical behind his process of taking pictures of these magical creatures.“I just like to photograph them. They are very photogenic with a high cuddling rate,” he joked.

Image Credit:Dick van Dujin

This artist not only takes pictures of cute squirrels but he also captures other animals as well. But squirrels can be incredibly difficult to capture and that’s why these photos are very valuable.

Take a look at some Dick van Dujin’s other captures of some glorious animals.

Image Credit:Dick van Dujin
Image Credit:Dick van Dujin

“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.”

Image Credit:Dick van Dujin
Image Credit:Dick van Dujin

“But my wish list 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. Here’s to hoping this amazing artist keeps up his good work and captures many more majestic animals!

Image Credit:Dick van Dujin
Image Credit:Dick van Dujin
Image Credit:Dick van Dujin
Image Credit:Dick van Dujin
Image Credit:Dick van Dujin
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