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 stunning pictures below to see what we mean.

From domestic dogs and cats to wild animals such as ducks, squirrels, and even an exotic caracal, Polyushko's amazing photos 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 majestic animal he chooses. Here's a list of some of our favorites from his animal photography series. Don't forget to vote for the most beautiful photos!

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Superluminal1
Community Member
4 years ago

That face you make just before you sneeze.

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
4 years ago

One word - WOW

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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#4

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Superluminal1
Community Member
4 years ago

Pensive.

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#5

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PandasAreMyFav
Community Member
4 years ago

“And you are?"

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PandasAreMyFav
Community Member
4 years ago

“I have traveled far throughout these lands."

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Lou Wow
Community Member
4 years ago

Cow with tiny legs :-D

Brianne Villano
Community Member
4 years ago

And giant booger.

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
4 years ago

I feel like he's looking at me as his next meal

Johanne Vallières
Community Member
4 years ago

See see, told you I can touch my nose with my tongue!

Jo Wolfe
Community Member
4 years ago

What a shot!

Jittra Hongchindawut
Community Member
4 years ago

amazing angle work

Mannanins Cloak
Community Member
4 years ago

Bet you can't do this....

Kelly Mahoney
Community Member
3 years ago

now thats how you eat boogers

Madonna Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

what a nose picker...whew!

Barbara Piekarz
Community Member
4 years ago

Very interesting picture

Jennifer Mudford
Community Member
4 years ago

Cows with tongues

Karin Feickert
Community Member
4 years ago

Tissue?

Deb Wildrick
Community Member
4 years ago

Interesting perspective!

David Acabbo
Community Member
4 years ago

Michael Jordan?

Victor Angle
Community Member
4 years ago

Well, how do you pick your nose?

Lizy
Community Member
4 years ago

his I meant his

Lizy
Community Member
4 years ago

Does anyone else see this is tongue is in his Nostril!

Stephan Heiser
Community Member
4 years ago

Erst mal Nase putzen.

Elizabeth Newton
Community Member
4 years ago

My Uncle could do that with his tongue. He'd do it just to freak me out as a kid

Maria Amelia Azevedo
Community Member
4 years ago

That was delicious!!!

Djay Bustamante
Community Member
4 years ago

the moment you realized he's licking his nose

Kirsten Preston
Community Member
4 years ago

I has a trick...

Kira Thesloth
Community Member
4 years ago

Picking a booger

Rana
Community Member
4 years ago

whts up bro..

Mow
Community Member
4 years ago

Love!

Eiren Suárez
Community Member
4 years ago

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Glenna Petherbridge
Community Member
4 years ago

absolutely fantastic, what a shot, what a perspective, I envy people who have the eye for shots like this.

Kim Webber
Community Member
4 years ago

Haha, reminds me of my dogs, have a pic of each one with their tongues curled like this.

Сашка Бес
Community Member
4 years ago

antelope gnu of ukrainian savannah

Superluminal1
Community Member
4 years ago

Got milk?

Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

who to pick up your nose without using your hand

Devin
Community Member
4 years ago

"Blep."

PandasAreMyFav
Community Member
4 years ago

“This here’s my gold mine."

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Rainbo
Community Member
4 years ago

Daily squats.

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
4 years ago

"No I haz not seen your helium balloon"

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PandasAreMyFav
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 years ago

I absolutely love the sunlight on his tail!

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Theodora Kane
Community Member
4 years ago

I be fierce, me!

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PandasAreMyFav
Community Member
4 years ago

“Finally, AT LAST!"

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Superluminal1
Community Member
4 years ago

On Golden Pond.

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#15

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Fandoms Rise
Community Member
4 years ago

I love it! It's sooo adorable!

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
4 years ago

"No photos while I'm exercising, please"

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Mannanins Cloak
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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PandasAreMyFav
Community Member
4 years ago

“You again!"

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Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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Mannanins Cloak
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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#21

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Fandoms Rise
Community Member
4 years ago

This is a powerful image.

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Johanne Vallières
Community Member
4 years ago

Who's there?

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#23

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Fandoms Rise
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful.

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#24

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Fandoms Rise
Community Member
4 years ago

He/She is magnificent.

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#25

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PandasAreMyFav
Community Member
4 years ago

“There you ARE! I’m gunna' get you!"

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Spons Tom
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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Crystal Bartlett
Community Member
4 years ago

Do you mind, please.

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Spons Tom
Community Member
4 years ago

Gary; now, where did I leave that hazelnut?

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Rana
Community Member
4 years ago

would you please give me one nut

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Kirsten Preston
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm practising my nutty look ...

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jacluckycat
Community Member
4 years ago

Double trouble😝

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Fandoms Rise
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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Lisa Donegan
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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Rainbo
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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Keith Verret
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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