Secret Life Of Harvest Mice

  Monika
  karma level 79284


The secret life of the harvest mouse: cute pictures by Jean-Louis Klein and Marie-Luce Hubert



These pictures give a rare insight into the secret lives of tiny harvest mice (Micromys minutus). Photographers Jean-Louis Klein and Marie-Luce Hubert spent one year photographing the adorable little creatures in a project that saw them released from captivity into the wild

A harvest mouse balancing between two stalks of grass in a field in Alsace, France



Waiting patiently in meadows and reed beds close to their home in Alsace, France, the pair were able to capture some extremely cute moments

A harvest mouse seems to look directly into the camera while balancing on ears of wheat



From the studio - where the pair documented tiny newborns and their first few weeks of life - to the great outdoors where all of the 30 mice were eventually released, the pictures take viewers through a variety of events faced by the mice

A female harvest mouse and her young (aged 5 days) in a nest



Jean-Louis said: "All of the harvest mice came originally from captivity and were eventually released them into a field where we continued to photograph them, always carefully choosing a suitable habitat where we knew they could survive

A harvest mouse female regurgitating to feed her cubs (aged 10 days old)



"We also wanted to show the behaviour of the animals during maternity, but we wouldn't have been able to get this in the wild without disturbing the mother and there was a danger a wild mother might have abandoned them. Instead we shot the maternal behaviour in a studio before releasing the mice once the babies were mature enough for the wild.

To demonstrate how mice often take to the water in the wet meadows they inhabit, 55-year-old Jean-Louis and 46-year-old Marie-Luce gave one of their subjects a dip in a mouse-sized aquarium before releasing it into the wild



The harvest mouse is the smallest European rodent. An adult can weigh as little as four grams (0.14 ounces)

A young harvest mouse on an ear of wheat



"When shooting in the wild, we didn't need a hide. You just had to find a good spot, lay very still for a long time, and wait for the mice"

A harvest mouse drinking the dew on a blade of grass



Three young harvest mice link tails while sitting on a branch...



...and another young mouse uses his tail to hang off theirs



A female harvest mouse carrying a baby to a new nest



A harvest mouse leaps through the air in autumn



A harvest mouse peers out from a nest



A harvest mouse balancing between two stalks of grass in Alsace, France, holds a grasshopper between its front paws



A harvest mouse female pushing a male on a branch



A male harvest mouse on canary grass in front of a spider's web



A harvest mouse female and young on plant stems



A harvest mouse is pictured among wheat and poppies.




Related Entries

151
votes
My future Plans....A Luxurious Life !!!!!!!
Admin on May/18,2008  
166
votes
Secret of Successful Marriage
by Gejji Sanjeev on Mar/15,2010 ( diamond user)
231
votes
Life Is A Mirror...
Admin on Feb/17,2007  
144
votes
Three Stupid Stages of Life!
by Panther on Nov/24,2011 ( diamond user)
25
votes
14 Tricks For Living A Longer Life.
by Panther on Apr/28,2015 ( diamond user)
20
votes
Passion in Life.
by Panther on Dec/07,2012 ( diamond user)
727
votes
Places To Visit in a Lifetime
by Raj Kumar on Feb/15,2012 ( diamond user)
118
votes
Secrets For a Flat Stomach
by Blue on Feb/14,2012 ( diamond user)
94
votes
Modern Life.
by Raj Kumar on Apr/15,2014 ( diamond user)
119
votes
Life with smartphones.
by Monika on Apr/18,2014 ( diamond user)
25
votes
6 Dangerous Chemicals We Eat in Everyday Life.
by Raj Kumar on Feb/07,2015 ( diamond user)
90
votes
Enjoy Life
by Nma.Nadaf on May/09,2012 ( diamond user)
320
votes
Miserable Life of Computer Experts
by Dileesha Lakshan on Sep/02,2010 ( diamond user)
108
votes
The Life & Career Of Sir Sean Connery in photos.
by Blue on Jan/18,2013 ( diamond user)
156
votes
Wonderful Lessons for Life
by Shashikant Nishant Sharma on Jul/16,2012 ( platinum user)
328
votes
Life in I.T!- The Wild side
by King on Sep/28,2010 ( diamond user)
953
votes
Life before and after..
by Bikash Chetry on Dec/09,2010 ( diamond user)
262
votes
Life cycle of a man.
by Nuzhat Ny on Feb/24,2012 ( diamond user)
610
votes
Life & Death - in just one second!
Admin on Feb/17,2007  
88
votes
Life on Tracks
by Bikash Chetry on Oct/24,2012 ( diamond user)

Random Pics



Share this with friends

Your Name:
Your Email:

Friends Email: (Atleast 1)


Subscribe for more Fun

Receive best posts in your inbox.

Confirm email
Your Email



Add Your Comments

comments powered by Disqus
User generated content. Copyright respective owners wherever applicable. Contact - admin at binscorner