Photo credit: Max Ellis

British photographer Max Ellis specializes in capturing squirrels like you’ve never seen before. Aside from photography, he’s also professional freelance illustrator, which would explain why one image shows a squirrel pumping iron. According to Bored Panda, “he lures squirrels with sunflower seeds, cookies and toys to keep them interested and to get them to pose the way he wants in front of the camera. He even constructs tiny gadgets for his models, like cannons, barbells or wizard’s box. He shoots his awesome pictures with the Nikon D4.” Click here to view the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the honey badger Houdini.