It’s the little things…

My absolute favorite thing about spring time? BABY ANIMALS.

I’ve been living in the city for around a year and half now, and honestly couldn’t imagine living anywhere else but there will always be a part of me that loves the country. Along those same lines, I love shooting abandoned buildings, and gritty city stuff but nature photography will probably always be my favorite. Last weekend I got the chance to get my knees dirty and shoot a few small critters, including a very tiny painted turtle, a newborn flying squirrel, and two feisty snakes.

Above is one of my dad’s flying squirrel babies.This is at about a week old, they were born on the 24th of April. It’s incredible to see one of these little things so…fresh. Not only are the membranes it uses to glide see-through but so is the majority of his body. It’s just so strange to imagine this tiny fur-less thing will grow into this. Nature is wild, y’all!

I already feel like I have my dream job. But I think if there was a dream job v2.0 for me, it would be to be an animal photographer. You know what I really want to do? I want to shoot for zooborns! Just baby animals in front of my camera all day, every day with lots of snuggles thrown in there too, of course!

Author: Kaylah

Just a green haired gal from Cleveland, Ohio.

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  • Love all these shots! Animal photography is on my dream job radar too – 2nd place only to underwater photography. 🙂 Also – baby flying squirrels! I love them! Coincidentally, my dad and step mom end up fostering an orphan or two every year. Their yard is full of them!

  • I am a biologist, and I love reptiles/amphibians as well as insects. But it's just frustating that everytime I go some place that it's perfect to see a snake or other rare reptile, I just don't see nothing to take a photo! But just today I saw a big grasshoper like I've never seen before.. but I just had my phone. Sometimes I wish my eyes could take photos 😀

  • I would die happy if I could be an animal photographer for the rest of my life. It's just a shame I'm no photographer! Haha! I still enjoy photographing animals over everything else, though. These photos are all so beautiful, particularly the snake (2nd from the top). And the flying squirrel is adorable! I don't think I've ever seen a baby one before, so thanks for sharing these photos! 🙂