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Dog and Owlet Are Best Friends

By Eowyn @DrEowyn

Meet Ingo and Poldi: The most precious and unlikeliest friends in the world!

Ingo and Poldi

Tanja Brandt is a German photographer who has dedicated her career to photographing animals and wildlife.

The subjects of Brandt’s recent project were a highly unlikely pair of friends – a Belgian shepherd named Ingo and a year-old owlet named Poldi (short for Napoleon).

Brandt describes the relationship between Ingo and Poldi as a ‘protector-protected’ relationship: Ingo is a guardian for Poldi, who is described by Brandt as “doesn’t know how to live free”.

Poldi didn’t hatch until two days after his six brothers and sisters, and has always been very vulnerable due to his diminutive size. Ingo, on the other hand, comes from a family of strong and oftentimes ruthless police dogs.

But Ingo is very protective of the year-old owlet, and their bond is as strong off-camera as it appears in Tanja’s photographs.

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H/t FOTM’s maziel


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