Photo of the Month
The Curious Squirrel

It’s hard to say who’s more fascinated, the photographer or her subject.


Photo: Amarpreet Kaur

Photo: Amarpreet Kaur
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It was the summer of 2012, and Amarpreet Kaur was enjoying the serenity of a secluded picnic with family in Belfountain Conservation Area in Cheltenham, Ontario. As a passionate nature photographer who appreciates experiencing the beauty in little things, Kaur couldn’t resist when a curious squirrel propped itself on their picnic table. “Squirrels are always so quick! I wanted to see if I could catch its sweet expression on film, and I was so glad I did. With a pass of a short second, I pressed the shutter, and away it ran.” she says.

Kaur admits that wildlife photography teaches patience. “Waiting for the right moment can sometimes take a really long time.” Not in this case!

Kaur (BSc 2014 UTM) is a second-year student in the Masters of Biotechnology program at University of Toronto Mississauga. She is a serious self-taught photographer and tinkerer with technology, is passionate about the startup world and hopes to one day become an entrepreneur.

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