Photographer Captures Incredibly Adorable Photographs of Harvest Mice Living Their Tiny Lives
Till now many may feel that mice are pesky creatures and should be caught in traps because of the nuisances they commit in a house. Well, for farmers and those living in the countryside might have a different opinion especially when you see harvest mice that are infinitely cute. You may, in fact, change your opinion of mice and may not be using those awful glue traps for them anymore at home.
1 Harvest mice have a short life span
These amazing photographs were taken by photographer Dean Mason who lives in Dorset United Kingdom. Dean captured these little acrobats at work and play on a farm. The lifespan of a harvest mouse is only 18 months unfortunately but it doesn’t waste life and fills it with adventures.
2The harvest mouse is the smallest rodent in Europe
It is also the only British Mammal that has a prehensile tail means that it can grasp and clutch stems and small branches to enable it to move among vegetation. No photographer has yet captured these little playful creatures than Mason who has been a photographer since he was 17.
3A dedicated wildlife photographer passionate about harvest mice
Mason now 53 has always been dedicated to wildlife photography for over 20 years and has enjoyed every minute of it. He says “Wildlife fascinates me for many reasons: It’s always challenging and I thrive on a challenge. I love the peace and tranquility of nature and the outdoors, and I have always suffered from anxiety, so having spent 1000s of hours by myself with nature and my camera equipment, I’ve always found it to be therapeutic and calming.”
4There are Harvest mice photography workshops
Mason also organizes photography workshops in Dorset and even breeds captive harvest mice and is licensed under DEFRA animal welfare legislation to do so. He provides opportunities to wildlife photography enthusiasts to photograph harvest mice but under control. He says the captive harvest mice are never stressed and allowed to do as they please.
5Amazing and cute photographs
His photographs are amazing and have got many positive comments because these mice as you can see are simply adorable. Even the flowers are beautiful and some even said that “I never knew a mouse could be sooo cute! To me this is the best photo of all. Thank you.”