Helsinki-based craftsman Joachim Munter invites you to step into the fairytale-like wildlife of Finland through his photos. Ending his descriptions of regional timber swine, you instantly experience an insinuate connection with the subjects, having to pinch yourself to check if you aren’t dreaming.
Munter’s work grows even more astonishing after you recognise how short-lived its interaction with the camera is. “I started photographing about 10 months ago, ” he told Bored Panda . “I was more interested in terrain photography but I slowly started to become more interested in wildlife. I concluded it more challenging and rewarding.”
Upon first glance, these animals look like they were trained. From a inquisitive fox to a starving squirrel, Munter constructs such a strong bond with the characters, they look perfectly comfortable while in front of his lens. “Wildlife photography is all about gaining the confidence of the swine, ” Munter said. “The most important thing – in my opinion – is not to chase the animals. You time requirement day and fortitude; cause the animal grow comfy around you.”
He typically makes around Helsinki. “My sessions diversify from only a few hours to a whole period, ” Munter excused. “That’s what I like about wildlife photography; it’s so changeable, you can never is ensured what’s going to happen and what animals you’ll gratify. Sometimes it can go weeks without a good seminar and sometimes you can get many good kills in just a few hours.”