I really like that part of the day where I stop everything else just to browse around looking for inspiring images. Besides gathering images for the Daily Inspiration series I get to see tons of amazing stuff! Yesterday, while doing this regular research I bumped into Ellen van Deelen's photos and her images amazed me right away. I simply loved the delicate, beautiful and cute approach of her photos. The way she captures rats is so inspiring that I really needed to put this selection together so you could check it out.

Ellen lives in the south part of Netherlands and started taken pictures when she was 10 years old. Besides being very creative and talented, Ellen is also very kind... she promptly replied my email asking to show her pics and gave me some insights about her and her photos. So enjoy the images and info. =)

Since I bought my first digital camera (canon 350D) I took lots of photos. At that time I had 2 rats and since I love taking photo’s of animals, I started taking their photos. A few years ago I bought 2 dumbo-rats and they were very intelligent. With these 2 brothers I took most of the photo’s with the musical instruments. I than got a new camera, a Canon 50D. At the moment I also have a Canon 5D markII - a full-frame camera, and it takes beautiful pictures. Besides my 'rat photos', I love to do macros and to photograph people. And I also love to draw and paint.

Rats + Creativity + Talent = Cute Photos

Rats + Creativity + Talent = Cute Photos

Rats + Creativity + Talent = Cute Photos

Rats + Creativity + Talent = Cute Photos

Rats + Creativity + Talent = Cute Photos

Rats + Creativity + Talent = Cute Photos

Rats + Creativity + Talent = Cute Photos

Rats + Creativity + Talent = Cute Photos

Rats + Creativity + Talent = Cute Photos

Rats + Creativity + Talent = Cute Photos

Rats + Creativity + Talent = Cute Photos

Rats + Creativity + Talent = Cute Photos

Rats + Creativity + Talent = Cute Photos

Rats + Creativity + Talent = Cute Photos

Rats + Creativity + Talent = Cute Photos

Rats + Creativity + Talent = Cute Photos

Rats + Creativity + Talent = Cute Photos

Rats + Creativity + Talent = Cute Photos

Rats + Creativity + Talent = Cute Photos

Rats + Creativity + Talent = Cute Photos

Rats + Creativity + Talent = Cute Photos

Rats + Creativity + Talent = Cute Photos

Want to purchase prints and cards with these lovely images? Visit Ellen's page at RedBubble. :)

About the author of this post

I'm Gisele Muller, someone who loves communication, design, creativity, technology and everything in between. A brazilian current living in San Francisco Bay Area, USA. Twitter user: @gismullr