Helsinki-based photographer and explorer Joachim Munter captures fairytale photos of Finland’s forest animals in the wild. Munter manages to capture up-close and intimate portraits of these forest creatures in their natural habitat. The animals look perfectly comfortable while in front of his lens. “Wildlife photography is all about gaining the trust of these adorable animals,” Munter said. “The most important thing – in my opinion – is not to chase the animals. You just need time and patience; let the animal become comfortable around you.”
He usually works around Helsinki. “My sessions vary from just a few hours to a whole day,” Munter explained. “That’s what I like about wildlife photography; it’s so unpredictable, you can never be sure what’s going to happen and what animals you’ll meet. Sometimes it can go weeks without a good session and sometimes you can get many good shots in just a few hours.”
All of the photographs have their own enchanting quality, not only highlighting the personalities of these beautiful animals, but they also showcase Finland’s fairytale forest, in all its glory.