Julian Rad is an Austrian photographer, who takes adorable pictures of squirrels, hamsters, foxes, and more. We recently found his work on Instagram and his images are lovely and amusing. In 2015 he won the Comedy Wildlife Photography Award, with his image of a running hamster.
We watch nature documentaries of large creatures while ignoring the daily life and hardships of the small animals that share our environment. Especially animals as fast as the rodents, since taking a picture of them at the right time is very difficult, but Julian has done it masterfully.
A ground squirrel smelling a flower, a hamster climbing up a blackberry branch or a squirrel reaching for a nut, all his images tell a story and evoke emotions. It seems that Julian doesn’t mind waiting for hours and hours to take the perfect picture.