Photographer Captures Real-Life “Fairy Forests” in Finland –
Combining his love of nature with his skills in photography, 21-year-old Ossi Saarinen captures the many wild forest animals living in Finland’s mystical woodlands. From curious foxes and mischievous red squirrels to shy deer and even grizzly bears, the talented wildlife photographer gets up-close and personal with these charming creatures, revealing their most intimate and adorable moments.
Finland is almost entirely covered in untouched forests, tundras, and lakes, making it the perfect home for a wide range of species. Saarinen spends hundreds of hours among the picturesque landscape, patiently waiting for the timid animals to emerge. His resulting images look like something from a real-life fairy tale—fox cubs are captured playing, majestic owls perch in snow-covered trees, and squirrels busily hoard their nuts.