Many people think of Finland as the land of cold weather, darkness, and many forest trees. However, Ossi Saarinen (previously here and here), a Finnish wildlife photographer, believes that the country is much more than just that, and he shows another surprisingly enchanting side of his motherland through nature photography.

Ossi brings pleasant feelings through his photos of spectacular Finnish nature, especially the untouched forests, that Finnish people are so proud of, covering almost three-quarters of the whole country. And within these peaceful and ancient forests, wild animals roam freely and enjoy their lives at their best.

Finnish animals appear to be very mysterious, fascinating and charming just like they've stepped out from fairytales. Ossi does not skip the chances to capture the beauty of Finnish wildlife in animal photography snaps. He believes that every encounter between the animals and humans becomes an unforgettably amazing experience (Well, let’s not talk about the encounter with a bear).

Now, let's enjoy the fairytale's atmosphere in his nature and wildlife photography portfolio.

More info: Instagram

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

Fantastic photograph - fox is stunning.

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

Fabulous photo.

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

Foxes curl up so beautifully neatly. Totally adorable.

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glowworm2
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2 years ago

It's a Buddha squirrel! I want to rub his belly!

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Jona Thiessen
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2 years ago

Nature is the most beautiful image of all

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CCL_2018
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2 years ago

so fluffy!

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Camille Holland
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2 years ago

he looks like he's saying "thank you" cuteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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Jona Thiessen
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2 years ago

So beautiful!

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FortnitePlayerGirl
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2 years ago

My brother can touch his nose with his tongue

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

Owl's thinking 'GO AWAY'.

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

Looks like squirrel has furry gloves on! Got to keep those paws warm!

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Lynidette
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2 years ago

Absolutely stunning!

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

Another beautifully curled up fox - looking all cosy!

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Aaron Cris
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2 years ago

I have to know where this is.

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

Practising for a gurning competition!

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Wyndmere
Community Member
2 years ago

Did you call this place Finland or Fine-land, 'cuz it looks mighty fine to me.

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ChrisK
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2 years ago

I love log.

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

Those cute faces!

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Mother Mary Helen
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2 years ago

Left otter: "DAMMIT!" Right otter: "Chill, bro"

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Wyndmere
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2 years ago

Can I have that shiney buckle on your belt, please?

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glowworm2
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2 years ago

He's going to have one heck of a hard time burying that thing!

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Lynidette
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2 years ago

Pure. Magic.

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The Girl on Fire
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2 years ago

Its tail is so oversized compared to the rest of it!

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MomaBear
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2 years ago

Oh gosh! Too cute!!!

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Jona Thiessen
Community Member
2 years ago

I am obsessed with Moose! (what is plural for this amazing creature??)

The Girl on Fire
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2 years ago

Meese. Just kidding, it's moose. Just like the plural of deer is deer.

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Wyndmere
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2 years ago

"No, its not a hatrack - so, stop saying that." -- Bored Panda, why does my comment keep disapperaing?

Dorothy Berry-Lound
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2 years ago

Just magnificent

Diana Stravoravdis
Community Member
2 years ago

King of the forest, definitely!

Mickey Scheuring
Community Member
2 years ago

Why the long face?

desert29rat
Community Member
2 years ago

He's magnificent!

Judy Selinder
Community Member
1 year ago

I also am obsessed with Moose

Donna Lemon
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1 year ago

I used to think Moose were ugly.....

Susan Gagainis
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1 year ago

Let’s see. Everything was going great, till I hit the ol’ fork in the road!

Siiri Lehtmets
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1 year ago

I am so gorgeous :)

JoAnn Johnson
Community Member
1 year ago

Antlers still have velvet on them

Katherine Boone
Community Member
1 year ago

Uhhh, yeah, this is my best side, I look super studly!

Gloria Bubbico
Community Member
1 year ago

Moode

Katherine Boone
Community Member
1 year ago

Ummmmm, Yes, this is my best side!!

Rica Grafil
Community Member
1 year ago

so gorgeous!

Louise Cardinal Sauriol
Community Member
1 year ago

mouuuussssss...:) xx

Randi Harlow
Community Member
1 year ago

Look at this beauty! R&R💞

Elizabeth Gardner
Community Member
1 year ago

I am young, yes, but I look good hey?

Angeli Alvares
Community Member
1 year ago

reindeer hoping Santa will hire him this year

Alida Akers
Community Member
1 year ago

Standing tall and gorgeous!

Barbara Cundari
Community Member
1 year ago

Majestic !

Lea Nelson
Community Member
2 years ago

Hello Handsome...

Marta Hudson
Community Member
2 years ago

Would love to touch his antlers. They look so soft.

Maeve Stone
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2 years ago

Make sure you get my best side.

Elizabeth Gardner
Community Member
2 years ago

Moose is plural

Perseida Borealis
Community Member
2 years ago

I don't know why I always imagine Moose voices would sound like Barry White

Cheryl Gross
Community Member
2 years ago

Majestic.

Christine Champagne
Community Member
2 years ago

“Execuse-me , have you seen my dad? I believe you took a picture of him a little while ago.”

Irene Walton
Community Member
2 years ago

so beautiful, what an animal

Wanda Parker
Community Member
2 years ago

What a stunner x

Rhon
Community Member
2 years ago

Beautiful creature!

Teri Campisi
Community Member
2 years ago

Very majestic!

Hazel Lebrun
Community Member
2 years ago

A young one. Beautiful...

Kirsten Lockwood
Community Member
2 years ago

This animal is so majestic. To actually see one in person is stunning, and if any of ya'll want to see one, go to Anchorage, Alaska during the winter time. I guarantee you will see one, just a tip, do not get close and try to touch it, it is not a horse.

Christine M Quigley
Community Member
2 years ago

Moose.

Ivy Ruonakoski
Community Member
2 years ago

Elk.

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Dorothy Parker
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2 years ago (edited)

He is a handsome gent. Fine profile, perhaps John Barrymore come back in a happier form.

Claire McDonald
Community Member
2 years ago

So majestic!

Patricia Clements
Community Member
2 years ago

What a handsome Dude.

Noémi Szabó
Community Member
2 years ago

The plural is "moose" https://www.google.es/amp/s/blog.oxforddictionaries.com/amp/2015/03/30/plural-moose-meese/

E. Loop
Community Member
2 years ago

meese

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fruit_panda
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2 years ago

"And after allll.... you're my wonderwaaaallll!" :D

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

Checking out his new yellow contacts DID match his beak perfectly.

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Andres Tejeda
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2 years ago

just came back from the grocery store, nothing to see here.

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Pairote Leetavorn
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2 years ago

They love the Winter Snow - the same as I ...... MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019 ! from ' The City of Angels '

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Pairote Leetavorn
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2 years ago

Must be a She ...... beautiful creature. MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019 ! from ' The City of Angels '

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desert29rat
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2 years ago

He's such a cutie!

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Aaron Cris
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2 years ago

Fawns are so beautiful.

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desert29rat
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2 years ago

Beautiful fox.

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MomaBear
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2 years ago

Sweet little face!

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

What on earth happened to your ear tufts?

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Pairote Leetavorn
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2 years ago

Sunning me ...... don't be angry, I am your friend. MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019 ! from ' The City of Angels "

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Renee Schreader
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2 years ago

WHY ARE PEOPLE PUTTING ADDS UP ON HERE.

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mjm
Community Member
2 years ago

Wonderful photos!

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Aaron Cris
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2 years ago

Is he doing what I think he's doing?

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Gill
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2 years ago

nooooooooooo....I wasn't ready - take it again!!

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
2 years ago

Trying on the fake antlers as the real ones just didn't come through...

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