Wildlife photographer Julian Rad has spent years capturing images of hamsters in the wild and the results are adorable.
Julian Rad is a well known and award winning photographer currently living in Central Europe. Here you can look for the European hamster (Cricetus cricetus) which typically has a black chest, belly, and white and brown patches of fur.
The award-winning photographer lives in Central Europe, where you can find the European hamster (Cricetus cricetus), also known as the common hamster or the black-bellied hamster.
Rad often has to be very close and crouch quite low to photograph the hamsters. To lure the hamsters out of their burrows, he places treats like tasty seeds, fruit, or flowers on the ground. Then Rad set the camera on standby and captured the moment.
Here is a short behind-the-scenes video of Rad to get some interesting shots.
Behind the scenes of adorable hamster photos
European hamsters have been classified as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) on the Red List of Threatened Species since 2020, because their populations are currently declining sharply in the wild. course.
Although the exact reason for the sudden drop in black-bellied hamsters is still unknown to scientists, possible causes include trapping, extermination, air pollution, light pollution, habitat loss and climate change.
European countries are making conservation efforts to prevent this hamster from becoming extinct. Currently, this rodent can still be found in grassy areas such as farms, gardens and grasslands throughout Europe.
Here are Julian Rad’s hamster shots:
One of Rad’s hamster shots won the Comedy Wildlife Photography Award in 2015.
You can see more of Rad’s work on his website, Facebook and Instagram.
Refer to Petapixel