Tufty red paws
I quite like cute furry animals, but I certainly don’t go out of my way to photograph them. They’re not really my thing – I prefer a landscape, architectural detail or a more solid subject.
But this little chap practically presented himself for a photo while on a walk round Ravenscourt Park, one of my neighbourhood green spots. The moment was right and I could hardly deny him his moment, paws neatly clasped and striking a pose.
The distinct touch of russet is a reminder of our less robust native red squirrels here in Britain, which have largely given way to their sturdier grey cousins. In any case, I was glad to have clicked the shutter this time.