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Abandoned House in the Woods Taken Over by Wild Animals

Finnish photographer Kai Fagerström presents unique photo series, where he captures wild animals making themselves comfortable in abandoned houses in the woods of Finland. Titled The House in the Woods, the photo series is set in cottages near Kai’s summer house, which were abandoned by their tenants after the owner of the place died in a fire. Award-winning photographer noticed how the place was slowly being reclaimed by the nature, and what started as a few snapshots, ended up being a book, published in Finnish, German, and English.

“Deserted buildings are so full of contradictions,” says Kai. “I am fascinated by the way nature reclaims spaces that were, essentially, only ever on loan to humans.” Kai usually works with a clear image of what he wants to achieve in his head, although it make take some time for all elements to fall into place. The photographer has enough patience, however: “This is fine with me,” he says. “The journey is more important than the destination.

Website: (via: nationalgeographic, imgur)

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  • Jane Ullah

    This was unexpectedly sweet. I had a running narrative in my head and then someone started cutting onions nearby. <3

  • Ross

    Sorry to burst everyone’s bubble, but this is FAKE, the blurb at the top is misleading, these photos are actually of dead, stuffed animals, put into position by the photographer.

  • EmilyOswald

    wow that was so cool! it is sad that the owner most likely died but after that the house seemed in very good use

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