Aleksi Poutanen Photography

Fellow Creatures

Finnish people have a special relationship with nature. Finland experienced exceptionally fast migration from rural areas to cities in the 1960s - the fastest migration in human history. Urban life in Finland developed very rapidly, only in a perioid of ten years. People were used to sharing their everyday life with domesticated animals at home and wild animals at the nearby forest. Finns have preserved a unique relationship with their animal friends. In this series you can get a glimpse of the unique coexistence of man and animal in Finland: Markku living with his wild moose called Mervi, Mia with dozen chickens in her office and Inga welcoming her alpaca to chill out in the bedroom.

Fellow Creatures series was first published in Image-magazine

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