Snowy Red Squirrels

January 24, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

For a long time I have wanted to have a chance to photograph the red squirrels in the snow. However, whenever the snow has come I have always been in school and unable to get out in the hide with my camera. Luckily, my luck changed this year. With around 7-8 inches of snow falling over the weekend, I was able to spend 3 days in the hide to capture these gorgeous mammals foraging in the snow. I have noticed quite a lot of people believe squirrels hibernate, but this is not true. They become less active and will stay inside their drey when it is very cold indeed, but they must keep foraging. If you are interested in photographing my red squirrels in a private woodland hide, take a look at the workshops I have available. Here are a couple of images I got over the weekend. If you look closely at the first image, you can see a perfectly formed snowflake on its left ear.

Snowy Red Squirrel Snowy Red Squirrel II

Here is an image of the wood and my hide in the snow!

 


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