Sergey Polyushko is a Ukrainian photographer whose portfolio includes everything from architecture and fashion to commercial and street photography. His beautiful and intimate animal portraits are perhaps his most eye-catching works however. Take a look at the images below to see what we mean.

From domestic dogs and cats, to wildlife such as ducks, squirrels, and even an exotic caracal, Polyushko's pictures are as playful as they are captivating. Whether he's snapping squirrels in the snow while they're out foraging for nuts, ducks basking on golden sun-tinted waters, or curious cows looking for their own personal close-ups, the photographer, who has over 40k followers on Instagram, has mastered the art of bringing out the very best in each and every subject he chooses. Here's a list of some of our favorites. Don't forget to vote for yours!

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Superluminal1 2 years ago

That face you make just before you sneeze.

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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

One word - WOW

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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

. . . the better to hear you with, my dear.

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Superluminal1 2 years ago

Pensive.

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Caitlyn McCracken 2 years ago

Next bored panda post- meme the shit out of this duck picture

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PandasAreMyFav 2 years ago

“I have traveled far throughout these lands."

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Lou Wow 2 years ago

Cow with tiny legs :-D

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Rainbo 2 years ago

Daily squats.

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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

"No I haz not seen your helium balloon"

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PandasAreMyFav 2 years ago

This looks like a cat wearing cat fur. Just saying... even though it's not actually wearing cat fur...I hope... 0.o

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Fandoms Rise 2 years ago

I absolutely love the sunlight on his tail!

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Theodora Kane 2 years ago

I be fierce, me!

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PandasAreMyFav 2 years ago

“Finally, AT LAST!"

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Superluminal1 2 years ago

On Golden Pond.

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Fandoms Rise 2 years ago

I love it! It's sooo adorable!

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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

"No photos while I'm exercising, please"

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Mannanins Cloak 2 years ago

Show off, I heard you already. We all know its your new home.

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PandasAreMyFav 2 years ago

“You again!"

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Melody Lanzatella 2 years ago

Sometimes you feel like a nut....um, ALL of the time you feel like a nut!

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Mannanins Cloak 2 years ago

Either I've grown or this tree has shrunk...

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Fandoms Rise 2 years ago

This is a powerful image.

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Johanne Vallières 2 years ago

Who's there?

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Fandoms Rise 2 years ago

Beautiful.

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Fandoms Rise 2 years ago

He/She is magnificent.

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PandasAreMyFav 2 years ago

“There you ARE! I’m gunna' get you!"

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Spons Tom 2 years ago

Aye, isn't that Gary over there? Looks like he lost something

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Crystal Bartlett 2 years ago

Do you mind, please.

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Spons Tom 2 years ago

Gary; now, where did I leave that hazelnut?

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Rana 2 years ago

would you please give me one nut

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Kirsten Preston 2 years ago

I'm practising my nutty look ...

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jacluckycat 2 years ago

Double trouble😝

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Fandoms Rise 2 years ago

That cat looks lost. Come here baby, I'll give you a home!

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Lisa Donegan 2 years ago

When you're a Jet, you're a Jet all the way.

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Rainbo 2 years ago

The photographer really seemed to have taken quite the fancy for this one squirrel. :)

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Keith Verret 2 years ago

Time for "pulls fur coat apart to show costume underneath with big S on it" Super Squirrel!!

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