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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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
4 years ago

Those teeth! Oh my...

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PandasAreMyFav
Community Member
4 years ago

Sneaky.

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PandasAreMyFav
Community Member
4 years ago

“Its not what it looks like!"

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Kim Athanasiou
Community Member
4 years ago

Stunning eyes

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PandasAreMyFav
Community Member
4 years ago

“And you are?"

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#6

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PandasAreMyFav
Community Member
4 years ago

“I have traveled far throughout these lands."

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#7

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PandasAreMyFav
Community Member
4 years ago

“This here’s my gold mine."

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
4 years ago

An offering for the acorn gods

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#9

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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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PandasAreMyFav
Community Member
4 years ago

“Winter has hid my food... Why does winter always hide my food...” :( 0.o

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
4 years ago

If you think he looks fierce now, just wait till he's full grown!

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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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Nash Nopper
Community Member
4 years ago

awwwwww<3

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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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#19

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Mannanins Cloak
Community Member
4 years ago

Who's that...

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#20

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Adriana Luca
Community Member
4 years ago

Waw !!!!!!!!

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PandasAreMyFav
Community Member
4 years ago

"I’ve seen somethings!"

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#22

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Fandoms Rise
Community Member
4 years ago

Awwwwww!!!!!!!

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#23

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jacluckycat
Community Member
4 years ago

What a striking beauty

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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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Sarai Morrissette
Community Member
4 years ago

I hear a nut.

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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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#29

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Rana
Community Member
4 years ago

would you please give me one nut

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#30

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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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#32

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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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Jane Bateman
Community Member
4 years ago

Me and my shadow <3

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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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Sarai Morrissette
Community Member
4 years ago

Rocky is getting ready to rumble.

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