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!

More info: Sergey Polyushko | Instagram | Facebook

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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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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."

Ruth DeCorby
Community Member
4 years ago

😂😂😂

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GlitterGlitch
Community Member
4 years ago

Next Elder Scrolls

Tabitha Feliciano
Community Member
4 years ago

How do they keep finding me?

Madonna Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

sloooow down there

Tracy Baparam
Community Member
4 years ago

Reminds me of "The Mistmantle chronicles".

Barbara Piekarz
Community Member
4 years ago

Cute

Tsiala Williams
Community Member
4 years ago

What do you say darling yes I'm lessening

Karin Feickert
Community Member
4 years ago

Who me?

Inna Trochanskaya
Community Member
4 years ago

Hi, Moses

Deb Wildrick
Community Member
4 years ago

Love it!

Lindsey Workman
Community Member
4 years ago

It's Radagast's spirit animal

Janis Atwell-Rivera
Community Member
4 years ago

SQUIRREL!!!!

Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
4 years ago

Gandalf squirrel

Lisa Donegan
Community Member
4 years ago

Come on Defense! Isn't he cotton pickin cute!

Maria Amelia Azevedo
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh oh...I see an avalanche!!

Kirsten Preston
Community Member
4 years ago

Poor season for nuts ...

bianca johnson
Community Member
4 years ago

He is playing fetch. We just can't see the dog

Ouzodaki
Community Member
4 years ago

I'll conquer!

Mannanins Cloak
Community Member
4 years ago

"God save our gracious Queen"....

Angelo Theoharis
Community Member
4 years ago

"I planted this... I swear I did!"

Rene Welz
Community Member
4 years ago

Gandalf

Superluminal1
Community Member
4 years ago

Gandalf the Brown.

Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

you shall not pass!!!

Jane Bateman
Community Member
4 years ago

'I'd also like to thank....'

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
4 years ago

Take a photo.... "Who me??"

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Lou Wow
Community Member
4 years ago

Cow with tiny legs :-D

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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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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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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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