A Whimsical Photo Series Featuring Adorable Wild Red Squirrels Doing Some Very Human Things

Red squirrel standing behind a camera and a person with a flower

Swedish/Dutch photographer Geert Weggen has created a wonderfully whimsical photo series of surprisingly cooperative wild red squirrels performing some very human tasks. Weggen stated that he became a full-time photographer in 2013 and these squirrels and birds are his specialty.

Geert Weggen is a Swedish/Dutch national and an internationally awarded nature photographer. He has worked extensively with wild squirrels and birds over the past several years. In 2013 he became a full-time photographer. His current focus has been on photographing wild squirrels in a unique, beautiful and often whimsical way. His portfolio also includes landscapes, macro shots, interiors and people.

red squirrel with an basketball and an backboard
red squirrel standing on a bicycle with christmas gifts

Red squirrel standing behind a piano and a person with a flower

red squirrel sitting on a carriage with a horse

red squirrels are standing around an table with cups

red squirrels standing  on a tractor with wagon

red squirrels  sitting in a boat with a paddle

red squirrels standing  on a snowplough  quad and wagon

Red squirrels standing with a axe and a fire place

Thanks David Klass!

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.