Ludwig C. Timm could see the most charming squirrels enjoying a very soothing snooze through the glass of one of his house’s windows in Germany; reportedly, the squirrels were building their small nest outside his bathroom window.
Ludwig’s home was chosen by a little family of squirrels to build their cozy new home above the bathroom; this was ideal for the young guy who is a photographer, so he wanted to document everything that transpired with his new renters.
According to Ludwig, who spoke to The Dodo,
“At first, all we saw were a few twigs on the ledge. We assumed it had been carried there by the wind. Then we noticed the squirrels constructing.”
The guy was able to document not just the construction of the nest, but also the growth of the mouse family. Ludwig was able to observe the squirrels and their growing babies for two months, but the photographer’s favorite image came when he captured a peaceful moment of family repose.
“It was a stroke of luck that I was able to photograph the sleeping squirrels. They generally sleep inside the nest, but because it was so hot that day, they slept outside where I could watch them.”
It’s possible that seeing the squirrels in the shot asleep is commonplace for many people, but capturing a natural moment like this is something very special for this photographer, and it was absolutely amazing.