Photographer Catches Squirrel That Stopped To Smell The Flowers

You ever hear of the phrase ‘stop and smell the roses’? It’s important to take time out of our busy schedule to enjoy and appreciate the beauty of life.

Dutch wildlife photographer, Dick van Duijn, has gone viral after an amazing photo of a ground squirrel was shared on his Facebook page.

In the photo, the squirrel is taking a moment to smell a flower with his eyes closed.

Van Duijn, 34, took the photo while visiting Vienna, Austria this past summer.

He wrote [translated]: “Last week I went to Austria for a few days to photograph ‘Ziesels’. These funny, curious and acrobatic ground squirrels were on my photograph list for a long time. I have a lot of fantastic images with them and beautiful flowers which I’m very happy with.

Ziesel met een hele grote paardenbloem

Posted by Dick van Duijn on Monday, June 10, 2019

“This curious ground squirrel started smelling and tasting the flower,” the photographer recalled. “I was really happy after capturing a photo like this.”

Afgelopen week ben ik een aantal dagen naar Oostenrijk geweest om "ziesels" te fotograferen. Deze grappige,…

Posted by Dick van Duijn on Friday, June 7, 2019

“I went to Austria especially to photograph the ground squirrels,” he added. “It was great to witness this, and very satisfying.”

Omdat ik niet in de gelegenheid ben om naar het buitenland te gaan om de bijeneter te fotograferen, ben ik vandaag een dagje naar de nieuwe vogelhut in Emmen geweest om deze prachtige vogel vast te leggen.

Posted by Dick van Duijn on Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Van Duijn also takes photographs of birds and other wildlife which you can see on his Facebook page.

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Chris is a freelance writer from Miami, Florida. She has been writing about food, travel, and pop culture since she graduated from college. She’s actively involved in the arts and aspires to write a book about the Miami food scene. Chris loves all things having to with theatre and she’s currently spiraling out of control in the world of TikTok.
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