Julian Rad, a wildlife photographer from Austria, features the most lovable wildlife shots of squirrels, hamsters, and foxes that you’ve probably ever seen.
We recently came across his work on Instagram and instantly fell in love with his adorable, funny images.
Back in 2015, he won the renowned Comedy Wildlife Photography Award with his image of a running hamster, titled “Rush hour”.
1 Summer Feelings..
Lost in meditation this squirrel seems to be making a wish on a flower – “oh, please please please, let my days be filled with nuts and acorns!”
After an intensive session of teaching Squirrel Yoga to the whole forest populace, a proper hydration is a must! Even if it’s just a handful of tiny droplets.
3 Just… A Little… Bit… Closer
Possibly a reincarnation of Scrat the saber-tooth squirrel from Ice Age in his latest pursuit of the acorn, and by acorn we actually mean this nut. Also – striking a majestic yoga pose while at it.
4 Ground Squirrel Enjoys The Summer
5 “Ohh.. Who Are You?”
This little squirrel seems to be no stranger to the wonders of winter. Though, she built herself a companion, she seems to be contemplating whether or not her frosty friend truly needs a nose…
We all know that acrobatics comes with a certain risk. However, we believe that this time the risk is worth the delicious raspberries he’s about to take!
7 A Handful Of Flowers
Just a friendly passing-by squirrel from a neighboring forest. He seems to be caught on a casual stroll collecting flowers worth of a bouquet.
8 Rush Hour
This fast and furious predator not only looks like he just escaped prison, he also won the contest of Funny Wildlife Pictures 2015 while doing so. We speculate that it was due to the contents of his cheeks, which remains a mystery up to this day.
9 Red Squirrel
Welcome back to Squirrel Yoga 101, today we have ourselves a treat. This pose will surely cure all the leftover blues after Valentine’s day, not to mention it’s good for your back! All you need to do is hit a local forest, find a mossy twig and let those bad feelings escape you.
10 “Can I Touch You?”
“Holy acorns! This fluff tail, the fur, and the button black eyes.. truly, an incarnate of perfection! Where have you been my whole life?”
12 European Hamster
A wish on a dandelion. We don’t know what sort of wish this hamster is about to make, but we do hope that even his smallest dreams come true.
13 Say Cheeeeese
Breaking news! A fox catches another fox on camera, and seems like the latter has plenty to say. We wonder if this encounter was coincidental, or perhaps a secret rendezvous planned all along?
14 Red Fox
“Do you think the snow will bring out the color in my fur?”
16 Thirsty Squirrel
Let’s be real, everyone gets thirsty on a hot summer day and this cute little thing thought of a good way to quench her thirst!
17 Take Time To Smell The Flowers
18 “Hey Mr. Snowman, Can I Eat Your Head?”
19 Happy Fox
Suddenly, a wild fox appears who seems to be sharing a personal joke with herself. We aren’t entirely sure why the smiley face, but it is very contagious.
20 Kung Fu Squirrels
These fellows surely know some cool Kung Fu moves! I wonder what could have caused the fight between those two?
21 Happy Fox
22 Autumn Has The Most Beautiful Colours… Do You Agree?
23 Squirrel & Tulip
Nothing’s better than a tranquil moment in life when you actually stop and smell flowers. And why not strike a majestic pose while doing so?
24 Full Cheeks
Rumor has it, there’s an entire parallel universe that exists inside this hamster’s cheeks. It’s a universe where only acorns, nuts and pieces of dried grass exist.
25 Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane? No, It’s A Squirrel!!
And here comes super-squirrel to once again save the day!
26 Red Squirrel
27 Hamster & Poppy
28 Red Squirrel
They say walnuts are very good for the brains, and here a little fellow looks like he was just hit by the biggest EUREKA moment in the history of rodents.
30 Ground Squirrels
Do you want to make a bet whether he will share his precious treasure with his friend?