Crawling on the ground for hours at a time in the middle of winter at the mouth of a cave doesn’t sound like a particularly fun time, but for Finland-based photographer Konsta Punkka it’s a necessary sacrifice to get the perfect photograph.
At only 21, he already demonstrated his artistic talents and his intimate approach the Animal world, for many years. The emotions of animals are reflected directly and movingly in his pictures of foxes, squirrels or other rodents. An approach which led him to spend hours in nature, closer to the fauna and flora, capturing special moments.
“My main goal always is to try to capture the emotions and feelings my animals feel while I take the photos of them,” he shares with Colossal. “The animals health always comes first and then I get the shots if I can. All animal portraits that I have taken have been done with trust between me and animals. And with patience you earn the trust.”
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