Squirrel Nutkin

img_9094Sometimes you have to hunt for the images, and other times they come to you. This one came to me – in anticipation of being offered something to eat.

This image was taken in the churchyard in the centre of Dorking, Surrey. Previously, I recall seeing squirrels close to humans and unafraid – a sure sign that they have got used to associating humans with food. I didn’t have anything for him, but he was happily munching on a nut anyway. Not often that you get this close to a squirrel for long enough to fire off a couple of shots, not with an SLR, just with the Canon G10 – not the easiest of cameras to use in a hurry.

About LensScaper

Hi - I'm a UK-based photographer who started out 45+ years ago as a lover of landscapes, inspired by my love of outdoor pursuits: skiing, walking and climbing. Now retired, I seldom leave home without a camera and I find images in unexpected places and from different genres. I work on the premise that Photography is Art and that creativity is dependent on the cultivation of 'A Seeing Eye'.
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12 Responses to Squirrel Nutkin

  1. paula graham says:

    Oh Bless, this much maligned creature.


  2. It’s a pretty good encounter.
    Well captured..if squirrels are to maintain the same relationship with people then we need to save them their homes…


  3. Chillbrook says:

    Fabulous shot Andy!


  4. Louise says:

    ..and eyes as black as currants πŸ™‚ … he’s a cheeky one Andy !


  5. shoreacres says:

    I’m not sure where the cockles of our heart are, but this little fellow warmed mine. It’s a wonderful capture. They have such direct, guileless gazes, even though their hearts can be filled with guile: cockles and all!


    • LensScaper says:

      Just checked out ‘cockles’. They are supposed to refer to the ventricles of the heart; the two main pumping chambers that pump blood out – one to the lungs and the other to the rest of the body. You don’t often have an encounter as close and as direct with a squirrel as this one.


  6. Cee Neuner says:

    Beautiful sharp focus. πŸ˜€


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