London-based artist Max Ellis is something of a squirrel fan, having photographed these critters with various props many times before. Now he’s at it again.
Ellis’ latest shoot involved one of the little guys holding a tiny purple umbrella, and yep, it’s as cute as it sounds.
It wasn’t easy to get the squirrel to pose in the rain, as they typically scurry off to find shelter at the first sign of a downpour.
But Ellis was not one to let himself be beaten by a little water: he coated a miniature umbrella with sunflower seeds and peanut butter before hanging it on a fishing line for his little furry friend to find.
“I considered building a covered walkway from their tree because I was getting cramp crouching behind the camera,” Ellis said.
“Fortunately this one popped out and hung around exploring for about six minutes. As the rain got heavier, he was able to shelter for a bit but eventually gave up and headed off home.”
If you want to see more squirrels rocking out to guitars and lifting weights, you can check out Ellis’ website and 500px account.