As we all know nature is beautiful. But we only see a few by ourselves. The good news is that the Dutch photographer Dick van Duijn captures the side of nature that most of us would never get to see in his breathtaking photos of wild animals.
Doing photography was Van Duijn’s biggest passion. He bought his first camera 8 years ago. Now he has over 70k followers on Instagram. One picture, in particular, has recently caught everyone’s eye. The photo is with a squirrel that’s enjoying a blooming flower. It looks almost mesmerized by its smell.
The photographer said in an interview with Bored Panda when asked why chose to picture squirrels and flowers, “I saw pictures of these cute animals from other photographers and wanted to photograph them myself. Because I like flowers and animals, I tried to combine them. I am always looking for ways to capture nature in its most unaffected form.”
Van Duijn said, “There were a lot of curious squirrels, so it was not hard to photograph them but to capture one with a flower-like this took a lot of patience and shots. The moment the squirrel smelled the flower and planted his face in the flower, I knew this was the picture of a lifetime!”
The photographer said when asked to give advice to other photographers, “Just start photographing nature and wildlife in your own area and practice and experiment a lot. When you have mastered photography in your own environment, head out to other countries and explore.”
Here are his incredible photos of animals below.