Flickr a Day 356: ‘Bank Vole Transporting Hazelnut’

The series should feature more nature shots, and what an animal candid capture is self-titled “Bank Vole Transporting Hazelnut”.”I bought my first camera in the middle of 2014, and my first dSLR a few months later”, Hanna Knutsson says. “Now I take every opportunity to visit the nearby forest and take pictures of the local wildlife, preferably small mammals”.

She shot the rodent (sounds grim, doesn’t it?) on Nov. 18, 2015, using Canon EOS 70D and EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens. Vitals: f/8, ISO 400, 1/250 sec, 250mm. She says of the photo:

The bank vole manages to run with the large hazelnut in its mouth, gripping the rough end with its incisors. The hazelnut is, however, often dropped—especially when diving into a tunnel—and sometimes abandoned, before reaching the final destination. Here the vole has stopped momentarily before traversing one of several relatively open stretches on the way. Sometimes the vole turns around and chooses another path.

From Gothenburg, Sweden, Hanna joined Flickr in November 2014.

Photo Credit: Hanna Knutsson