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Many people associate Finland with cold weather, everlasting darkness, and sprawling forest trees. However, this country in Northern Europe is not only about that and one photographer is here to show you that these stereotypes are actually wrong! Ossi Saarinen is a 23-year-old Finnish wildlife photographer who believes that Finland is much more than extreme cold and darkness. He proves that by showing the enchanting and magical side of his motherland through his nature photography.

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“I got you buddy!”

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“Quit showing off, Carl!”

Saarinen captures wild animals that reflect the peaceful wilderness that can only be seen in Finnish forests covering three-quarters of the country. In these untouched, enchanting and aged forests, wild animals roam freely without a care in the world and live the best of their lives. They all look mysterious, charming and fascinating as if they’ve just stepped out from a fairytale. Here, each encounter between humans and animals is a special and unforgettable experience. “Animal photography is often quite difficult. The most difficult part is to find and approach wild animals. I would say that over 90% of my time goes for searching and waiting for the animals, and less than 10% for the actual photography. Even if I find the animal, they are usually quite shy and I have to approach them very slowly and carefully or either stay still for a long time and hope that they will come to me” – explains the photographer to Bored Panda.

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When I was a kid, I had a squirrel ornament on my holiday tree. I’m now 37 with an 8yo and she loves the ornament and squirrels. (We live in Upstate NY where there is no shortage of them!) She is going to love this pic too!

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I want one!!

The photographer has lived his whole life in Finland and is really passionate about its nature and animals living there. His passion for wildlife started when he was just a little boy but only in 2015, he discovered his love for photography. “I have been super interested in nature and especially wild animals since I was a kid. Before I even knew how to read, I already carried a bird guide (book) with me everywhere. I spend a lot of time in nature, observing the animals with my bare eyes or with binoculars. When I was 18 years old, my dad (who also does some photography) said that I could try taking a photo of a small bird (think it was a blue tit) in our backyard. I tried and fell in love with it immediately. I started borrowing my dad’s camera and going out to nature as often as I could“ – says the photographer. 

Combining both of his passions was truly a dream come true. His first photography object was a family of foxes and that marks the day his artistic career started: “For two years it was just a hobby. In 2017, I captured my first foxes and from that day I knew for sure that wildlife photography is something that I want to do more professionally and I was dreaming of being able to do it for living. I started making some little money by selling my photos and decided to start up my own company. I started my Geography studies at Helsinki University and kept growing my business at the same time. In January 2019, I decided to take a big risk and pause my studies and fully focus on my photography career. Now after a year, I’m still on this path. I’m maybe going to finish my studies later, but at least for now I want to focus fully on photography. Some people keep saying it was a bad choice to pause studies, but I want to believe in myself and follow my dreams.”

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OMG!!! My heart!!! How freaking CUTE!!! What a tiny nose!! And big beautiful eye!! And swirly pointy uni-horns!! AWWW!!!!

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“Stay over there for just 1 more minute please! The kids left thier toys all over the floor and I don’t want you to see this mess. Just give me a minute. Thanks!”

When asked how long does it take to take one photo, the artist says: “Sometimes I chase for some specific kind of photo for weeks without success. But sometimes some animal appears out of nowhere and I get a lot of good photos without waiting at all. Usually, it takes at least a few hours to get a photo that I’m happy with. I take between 100-1000 photos per day when I’m photographing, and usually, only 1-3 of those are good enough for me. Of course, the more I take photos, the more I require from myself. I try to take better photos every day.”

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Awwww!! *hugs*

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“My mom let me try out a new ‘do! You like it?”

So we invite you to step into the magical and mystical woodlands of Finland with these enchanting photos by Ossi Saarinen. Here, you will find playful red squirrels, curious foxes, shy deer, and even some grizzly bears in their most intimate moments in untouched nature. If these photos are not enough, you can find his previous post here on Bored Panda.

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Looks like a scene from a fairy tale indeed!

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Nice rack!! What a great photo!!

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Woah!! This is incredible!

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Sweet!

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Cheeeeeese!!!

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gorgeous picture and colours

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Adorable!!

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Boop!

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“Oh man you scared me! I didn’t realize anyone else was here!”

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So cute! <33

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Moves like Jagger.

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One guess. Which one is the female?

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Awww! My buddy!! (ps: I kinda want a bear friend!)

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*Dr evil voice* “One MILLION dollars! Muhahaha”

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A living cotton ball!

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STOP……in the name of love…

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the one in background doesn’t look impressed

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Draw me like one of your French girls.

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Awwwwwwwww! Little cygnets! So cute!

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What a pretty face!

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“What are you looking at? Do I have something on my face?”

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It does not appreciate its privacy being compromised.

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“Praise the Lord! AMEN!”

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Shroom time!

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snooz time

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There is nothing like a bear on a log.

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Ouch! I bit my tongue…

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Beautiful

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Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

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mmmm lazy days

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Beautiful

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How do you like my stork imitation?

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Beautiful blue flowers!

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Look at those teeny tiny stick legs!!

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I love the feathers and the eyes, it’s breathtaking!

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Wassup?

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Oh my gosh I thought he had a knife sticking out of his back! Scared me at first.

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beautiful~

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The fall colors are beautiful!

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It’s a bunny! And, it’s adorable.

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wow

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Burns – “Excellent” but cuter 🙂

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What are they doing with that branch?

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Who? Me?

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Those eyes! <3

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