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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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."

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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.

Herbert Nenenger
Community Member
4 years ago

I heard "Ahhhhh Zebenya" when I saw this.

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Katy Nother
Community Member
4 years ago

'It's the circle of life'

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
4 years ago

An offering for the acorn gods

Meghan Cote
Community Member
4 years ago

"And tuck in your tummy and squeeze your butt cheeks together.."

Leah Neu
Community Member
4 years ago

a nut called simba.

Madonna Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

Thank you Lord for this nut...

Barbara Piekarz
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful

Hamlets twin
Community Member
4 years ago

Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba!!

Tsiala Williams
Community Member
4 years ago

All mine yam

Karin Feickert
Community Member
4 years ago

Three pointer...

Teresa Wright
Community Member
4 years ago

Alas! Poor Yorick.....

Inna Trochanskaya
Community Member
4 years ago

God bless the walnut

Deb Wildrick
Community Member
4 years ago

Rare vision!

Deliana Tjipto
Community Member
4 years ago

My God is Nut!

Stephan Heiser
Community Member
4 years ago

" Diese eine Nuss hat mir noch gefehlt, jetzt ist mein Wintervorrat komplett ".

Lilia Velazco Perez
Community Member
4 years ago

Esa soy yop muy hermosa

Sharon Myers
Community Member
4 years ago

Touchdown!

Bojan Krki Krnetic
Community Member
4 years ago

Sacrifice to God!

Dawn Risi
Community Member
4 years ago

TOUCHDOWN! !

Dawn Risi
Community Member
4 years ago

Touchdown!

Sheena Wallace
Community Member
4 years ago

SID from Ice age ain't gettin this nut

Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
4 years ago

An ode to a nut..."How do I love thee? Let me count the ways!"

Eugen Cojocaru
Community Member
4 years ago

preparing to score a 3 pointer

Andrius Andrius
Community Member
4 years ago

Sitas pic ,kaip is Ledynmecio ta vovere 😀

Marie McClellan-Starrs
Community Member
4 years ago

God Almighty Father, bless this but you gave me!

Kaleb Takele
Community Member
4 years ago

Ice Age's acorn-obsessed Scrat

Shahbaz Muhammad
Community Member
4 years ago

My treasureeèe 🤗🤗🤗

Gabriele Klaus
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh Lord of Nuts, l sacrifice this perfect gift of nature....

Margot Gawrylukowa
Community Member
4 years ago

It looks like praying to the Gods ;)

Ionescu Mihaela
Community Member
4 years ago

My precious

ClausSpace PandaKanstrup
Community Member
4 years ago

Deez nutz

Judy Downey
Community Member
4 years ago

Good catch

Maria Amelia Azevedo
Community Member
4 years ago

You can have it!!!

Imani Allen
Community Member
4 years ago

He shall be named mine

Kirsten Preston
Community Member
4 years ago

I bring nuts ...

Siba Rath
Community Member
4 years ago

Hail the Sun Gods, please accept my humble offering!

Rana
Community Member
4 years ago

and its a basket ....great shot

Mow
Community Member
4 years ago

Please break my daily B...ehh nut

Victoria Vanderwall Tucker
Community Member
4 years ago

The squirrel from Ice Age Scratt. I finally got you!!!

Miklós Nagy
Community Member
4 years ago

NUT FOR TH NUT GOOD!

Ruth DeCorby
Community Member
4 years ago

Thank you God for my daily food.

Lorna Traves
Community Member
4 years ago

My precious

Myfoxy Aramachus
Community Member
4 years ago

majestic as f...

Celeste Regal
Community Member
4 years ago

About to make a basket. Score!

Mannanins Cloak
Community Member
4 years ago

Bless this Walnut, oh Lord. Thank you for the bounty you provide me....

Staci Boe
Community Member
4 years ago

Here, it's all I have but go ahead. You can have it

Sarai Morrissette
Community Member
4 years ago

I praise the nut god.

sky blue
Community Member
4 years ago

"Thank you Jesus for this"

PandasAreMyFav
Community Member
4 years ago

“By, god it’s perfect!"

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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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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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Fandoms Rise
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful.

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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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