Forests are magical. They are dark, mysterious and unique. If you enjoy your hikes in the deep woods, you should definitely book your holiday in Finland.
Do you know that the Finns are the happiest people on the planet? Imagine living in the country of Lapland, Santa Claus and the northern lights! Let’s not forget that they have the best Finnish Vodka and Saunas.
Ossi Saarinen is a wildlife photographer from Finland, and he showed us a different side of th country.
Saarinen’s photos reveal the real magic of Finnish forests. He was able to catch the “residents” of the forest in their natural habitat. The photographer has always loved nature and animals, and he entered the world of photography in 2015. A family of foxes were his first “clients.”
“My typical photographing day starts before the sunrise when the animals are most active. I grab my camera and zoom-lens, put them in my backpack, and head out to the forests near my home. Most of the time is walking around searching for the animals or laying down and waiting. When the day gets brighter I go back home to rest and prepare for the evening.”
Being surrounded by a group of furry friends is always a good idea. There’s something special in these encounters, and Ossi wanted to get the best of it.
In his first book, “Luontokuvia – Opi kuvaamaan eläimiä,” the photographer writes about his connection with the wildlife and his love for nature. It was published in February, 2019.
“It represents all my favorite photos and the stories behind them. It is also a story of my own development as a wildlife photographer. In the book, I give lot of tips and tricks so that anyone can become a better nature photographer. The book is only in Finnish and available in Finland at the moment. It’s possible that it will be translated in the near future.”
You have to admit it. Ossi wrote the most amazing Finish fairytale.