What happens when you give a camera to squirrels? Well, they become photographers!
48-year-old Jeff Moore, a photographer, was testing out an old film camera at Bunhill Memorial Park and Gardens, so he could use it in his darkroom workshop.
The photographer placed the equipment on the ground to capture the squirrels, but instead of taking their pictures, the squirrels decided to take pictures of pigeons.
Jeff said, “Myself and my friend have a dark room. We do photography courses teaching people how to shoot and process film. I went there to test the camera. I had walked past that park a couple of days before but I had never been there.”
He added, “You think that squirrels in St James’s Park are friendly, you should see these squirrels. People were having their lunch and feeding them. We thought we would test the film with pictures of these squirrels. They just started jumping all over it basically.”
He continued, “And then their pigeon mates came along to have their picture taken.”
Jeff managed to take pictures of the squirrel taking pictures of the pigeons in the park.
Unfortunately, the squirrels didn’t snap any pictures, this is because they didn’t reach the shutter button, which is located on the front area of the camera.
Talking about what happened, Moore said, “We thought we would test the film with pictures of these squirrels. They just started jumping all over it basically. And then their pigeon mates came along to have their picture taken.”
A squirrel in one of the pictures Moore captured can be seen posing on the top of the camera.