A couple years ago, 21-year-old Konsta Punkka discovered he has a special gift. He can talk to animals. Sort of.

As a teen, Punkka would go into the woods with his iPhone or DSLR, lure squirrels with nuts or biscuits, and photograph the little creatures eating out of his hand.

Over the years, he's honed his craft. Punkka shares his interactions with squirrels, foxes, and birds on his Instagram account.

Meet Konsta Punkka, whose gift for coaxing woodland creatures into coming near him puts Snow White to shame.

So here I am with my little friend!! I have now captured them like six months and finally they don't afraid me anymore!! I think the next step is to teach them some dog tricks like SIT! And Roll! :D

A photo posted by Konsta Punkka (@kpunkka) on Feb 10, 2013 at 2:57am PST



The 21-year-old from Helsinki, Finland, often retreats into the forest and photographs squirrels, birds, and foxes stealing treats from his hands.

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