Viral Photo Captures The Moment This Squirrel Stops To Smell A Flower

Not all photographs are created equal.

With portraits, one can ask a model to pose a certain way and ultimately work with a previously conceived image of the project in the photographer's mind.

In contrast, nature photography is pretty much always candid , particularly with wild animals. You can traverse particular areas where you know certain animals live, but ultimately, taking photos of mother nature is a lot like a box of chocolates: you never know what you're gonna get.

One photographer from the Netherlands didn't know what to expect when looking for inspiration in Vienna, Austria.

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34-year-old Dick van Duijn spent over two hours and took 200 photos attempting to capture a specific animal: squirrels.

"I went to Austria especially to photograph the ground squirrels," he explained to SWNS.

Van Duijn's work managed to pay off when a miraculous moment unfolded before his eyes.


In a series of breathtaking photos, the photographer manages to capture the exact moment in which a squirrel investigates a daisy, takes a whiff, and attempts to take a small bite out of it.

"I was really happy after capturing a photo like this."


"This curious ground squirrel started smelling and tasting the flower," he told Fox News. "It was great to witness this, and very satisfying."

That squirrel is 100% posing. Fight me on it. I dare you.


It's not every day that we get to witness such a touching moment in beautiful detail.

h/t: SWNS, Fox News