Pork-trait gallery: Meet the perky piglets who love to hog the limelight


Here come the pigs: This porky poser , a two-week-old Oxford sandy, had no problem wearing a police hat

They have no problem hogging the limelight while being snapped for their own adorable pork-traits.

The cute subjects of photographer John Daniels are all porky posers who he captures up close and personal.

Piglet fan John has snapped more than 14 breeds of the adorable animal, capturing them in a variety of candid poses.

Snout pout: This large black piglet plays up to the camera

The 57-year-old, from Dunsfold, Surrey, has visited 10 different farms throughout Britain and has to wear protective clothing for his art.

John, who has been a professional photographer since he was 17-years-old, admitted some piglets were posers while others were a little more camera shy.

He said: 'As any photographer will tell you some subjects are more willing than others but they soon get used to it and they are all happy enough by the end of the shoot.

Double trouble: This pair of two-week-old Kune Knue piglets make an adorbale twosome

Up close and personal: A Kune Kune cross Gloucester Old Spot piglet gets the star treatment from photographer John

'I haven't noticed different breeds behaving differently or reacting differently to the camera. It's more a case of them all having their own personalities.

'Some are quite camera shy to begin with and take a bit of coaxing but others are completely content in front of the camera, so much so they fall asleep, which also makes for some nice shots.

Nosey poser: Photographer John Daniels has snapped 14 different breeds of pig in his career

'I'll admit I do have to get quite up close and personal with the piglets though.
Most of the time I find myself just inches away from their noses.

John uses a fish eye lens - a wide angle lens that takes a hemispherical image - to capture the unique view of the piglets.

Time to relax: A saddleback piglet takes time out from the gruelling photo shoot to catch up on sleep

He sets up a small table top studio in pens and stables across the UK in an effort to pap the pigs.

He said: 'You need a license to move pigs because of the spread of disease so it's easier this way. It's also less hassle for the piglets themselves.

'I have to wear plastic trousers, protective gear, the works.

'It's all to prevent the spread of disease but I'm fine with that, I wouldn't want to create any problems.

'I'll admit I find myself in some strange situations sometimes though. I even had to set up a studio in the back of a farmer's trailer once.

'It's always worth it in the end though.'

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