A Belgian Shepherd, Ingo, has a friend in a little owl named Poldi and photographer Tanja Brandt has documented that friendship in beautiful photographs. They may be entirely different species, but that doesn’t stop the dog and owl from looking deep into each other’s eyes, cuddling, and enjoying each other’s company.
The adorable photos have even been compiled in a German picture book you can buy on Amazon.
Professional animal photographer Brandt told:
“I love the beauty, power, loyalty, courage, and friendship of animals. Many people could learn from them.”
Check out some tender moments between Ingo and Poldi:
Side by Side
Hiding in the grass
Watching sunsets together
They take rests in parks together
On snow days
Ingo the dog protects the small owl in the Big Urban World
Sometimes Ingo gives Poldi rides
They have the best adventures
They take the time to smell the flowers
Suffering through some embarrassment together
Playing in the park