A harvest mouse plays its own game of ‘eek a boo as it climbs crops in the wild.
The tiny mice appear to be trying to blend into the countryside before revealing their snouts as they desperately clutch the sheaves of wheat.
Wildlife photographer Dean Mason, 50, was thrilled to capture the photographs while searching Dorset’s countryside for his favorite tiny models.
“The harvest mice are very active for approximately two hours and will utilize all their strength climbing up and down any plants.”
“They’re so free and love to climb about and perform amazing stunts.”
Between the masterclasses, he taught other snappers about wildlife photography in Dorset, taking the series of over five weeks.
“My favorite photo is the harvest mouse peeking out from behind a wheatsheaf,” he said. “He seems to be embarrassed and hiding.”