A squirrel in motion tends to remain in motion… though if a photographer is lucky, they can capture the graceful appearance of one in mid-leap, and the result shows the grace these critters possess in their sometimes frantic looking movement. I was particularly fond of the smooth S-curve that can be traced out from the squirrel’s nose to the end of its tail. What a model of aerodynamic efficiency!
Saturday’s Squirrel is full of grace, and that’s why we love them as we leap into the last quarter of 2022!
Have a great weekend everyone!
Very balletic leap (is that a word?!)……nice gentle “S” curve. I can almost picture a pink tutu on this one. Almost.
Well, a tutu would have made this an award winning squirrel photo!
Happy Squirrel Awareness Month!
Yes it is!!! I never forget Squirrel Appreciation Day on January 21, but kinda forget their month in October…
I have one of those National Day Calendars a family member got me, so I had the (squirrel-like?) advantage. Yay for squirrels!
I’ll challenge any squirrel to stay airborne as long as I can.
Rocket J. Squirrel might take you up on that bet…
OK, but not in Frostbite Falls
I wish I was half as limber.
I wish I had ANY limberness!
That’s a terrific capture!
If I tried that my arms would splinter on landing.
So I guess you didn’t give breakdancing a shot back in the day…
He’s very graceful! I put a peach on the lawn yesterday for a little chipmunk who’s burrowing there, and I looked out to see our squirrels rolling it around and taking turns nibbling on it. So cute—wish I’d gotten a pic!
All the non-nutty food I’ve seen squirrels eat is junk food, so seeing them nibble on a peach would have been special!
They certainly seemed to be enjoying it!
Nice shadow keeping the little monster in line.
You get the best squirrel in motion photos!
I can only imagine how much better they’d be if I had a decent camera! This is one of the few motion shots I’ve taken in the past few years that doesn’t look like an impressionist painting…