A few days ago I was on a short trip to London. Not my style of trip but I really enjoyed the experiences and the company. Who could tell me that in such a place I would take my camera for a walk more than for the typical tourist photographs which I hate so much.
Yes, I was amazed by the great parks that London has inside. They are well cared for and the amount of fauna that inhabit them, especially birds like swans, herons and different species of mallards, surprised me. But without hesitation, what caught my attention the most were the squirrels. Specifically, in Hide Park I could photograph them without any difficulty.
These little timid animals (in London, because in the mountain what can I tell you!) were approaching ahead and behind, sniffing for some trace that would tell them if we had some food or not. Their lack of fear and the fact that I found a couple of peanuts on the floor allowed me to even make some shots with the 14mm. Squirrels were so close that they were impossible to focus on.
It was funny to see how the people who walked around the place had fun as much as I did with these little animals. They tried to touch them and took pictures. Because of the small mammal’s appearance, one could think that if it had not a furry tail but a long, hairless tail that would be rather a rat and all those people would scream and run in terror, hehe (sometimes I imagine parallel universes by fun). Luckily the squirrels are more socially acceptable and live in the city without problem.
Here I show you some pictures I took in the park. Unfortunately, after a little while we arrived it started to rain and the animals run for a shelter, but it was a nice ending for the trip.