There are close up photos that are taken with the help of powerful lenses that can be found on most any camera these days…. and then there are photos where no extra zoom is needed because the subject is literally right in your face. That doesn’t happen very often with the squirrels I deal with, since the critters that roam around my neighborhood and at the park have not been tamed and rightfully distrust most humans. But occasionally, both photographer and squirrel can find themselves so distracted by something else that neither realizes that the other has suddenly become close enough to shake paws with…
And so it was that while trying to take a picture of something else at the park a few weeks ago, I just happened to glance up at the tree I was standing near and realized a squirrel who was preoccupied with some treat he’d just found was literally within a couple feet of my head! I casually aimed my camera towards him and got this one good photo of the surprised squirrel before he recognized the potential danger I posed and scurried up higher into the tree. The face is close enough (especially if you click it to get maximum resolution) to be able to easily spot his bottom tooth as well as the stem hanging out of his mouth that probably is (or was) tied to an acorn!
I’ve got another really cute photo of this same squirrel that I’ll share in a future installment… but for now, enjoy this week’s in your face Saturday Squirrel!
Have a great weekend everyone!