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Squirrels, yes the garden-variety, innumerable, profusion of squirrels. They really are an unappreciated bunch.
Wildlife that pretty much has left the wild is getting harder and harder to find outside of the city trees and well-stocked gardens.
Finding them in the forest is not too different from hunting for more serious and desirable game. Finding them in the city is like going to the zoo. But just like city squirrels, forest squirrels can be enticed with a few tasty nuts. In the middle of the forest, how the heck do they KNOW you have nuts? They seem to appear out of thin air. Have no nuts? No squirrels to be seen. It really is a mystery.
I don’t mind just taking a few shots of forest squirrels. You know… when everything seems to go right. But I know…
these squirrels will never be on a magazine cover of some fancy wildlife magazine. Seeing them just gives me a chance to walk in nature, and ask what other creatures rule their kingdom? Not every trip in nature has a desirable animal to photograph. And sometimes they are there, but the animals are too quick.
My trip to Hawaii is coming up and after my wildlife disappointment in Eastern Europe, I don’t have high hopes for getting photos of animals. In Eastern Europe I did see stork nests, but would rather have seen a stork. The Danube did have heron and swans, but they are here in Western New York. I was hoping for something different. I Googled animals in Maui and marine wildlife looks to be my best bet. Birds will likely be those introduced to the island.
So I guess my nature contribution to this blog will be of the marine variety if luck has it. So my CoverSquirrel photo shoot ends with…
Catchlight in every squirrel eye, well, except for the butt shot. If this really was a fashion spread, a butt shot might just be that winning shot. Just ask a Kardashian.
On Garden Walk Garden Talk, Off to Maui in January.