You may think that you are tired of nagging about the tv-series ”Game of thrones”, whose final season starts in mid-april, but then you've never seen ”Game of thrones” recreated by the little squirrels.
It is the photographer Geert Weggen who took the pictures, where the little squirrels riding on dragons, fighting with swords and struggling with the oars on a stormy sea – often with a nut in the paws – in jämtländskt snowscapes.
" I like the course, ”Game of thrones”, otherwise I would not have done the series. And now it's the last season, so it was a way to honor the series, " says Geert Weggen.”it's All about where I put the food”, says Geert Weggen. Photo: Geert Weggen/REX
in six years and always has a theme for their images – which OS, or a game of football. He has built a special ekorrstudio outdoors at her house in Bispgården. The look he from the kitchen window, so it is just to sit and wait on the squirrels.
– It is in connection to the forest so they can climb in trees and do not walk on the ground to get there. In the winter it has been maybe 8, 9, 10 squirrels that come every day.
In the studio he builds up the scenes – hanging a drake and a little bit of food in the air, for example.
" After six years, I know quite well what they are doing and not doing. Everything is about where I put the food. If I want the squirrel to sit far forward on the dragon, I must add the food on top of the head. And I put some food behind the dragon eats the first, then climb up from behind. Sometimes it can take five days before I have my picture.
– Sometimes, the rewards I them when they have done something I think about. Then I come with food in hand, maybe a walnut, a peanut, and a seed. Often opt for the peanut. The other squirrels are a little wiser and choose the biggest thing I have in hand. There are several squirrels who don't like nuts at all, they just choose the seeds.Geert Weggen sailed from Amsterdam to Sweden 13 years ago. Photo: Geert Weggen/REX
the Netherlands and has lived in Sweden for 13, 14 years.
" I bought a small sailing boat in Holland, and gave me of from Amsterdam. I had an accident at sea and beached in Denmark, repaired the boat, and went on to Sweden. Since then I have become a Swedish citizen. It has been a good winter, not much people, not much social contacts, it is perfect.
" They come every day! But I photograph landscapes, birds, art in nature. I publish myself all over the world.
– It would be fun if the series did something unexpected. I don't think it will be good if Jon Snow and drakkvinnan win. The Night King can not win.
– Yes, the squirrels always win. They get exactly what they want.