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This Photographer Has Captured The Tender Friendship Between a Dog And an Owl (19 pics)

There are many instances in which animals of different species have been known to form friendships with one another. But until I saw these adorable photographs taken

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Image credits: Tanja Brandt

Ingo always wants to keep Poldi close by and always offers his love and protection. Tanja claims that Poldi “does not understand what it means to live freely.”

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“When Ingo wants to get some fresh air, you can often find Poldi riding piggyback on his back.

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At other times, the pair will simply curl up together, with the little Poldi finding a warm spot to nestle, such as under Ingo’s chin or behind his paw. Other times, the pair will simply cuddle.

Poldi will occasionally take the opportunity to land and get a new and different vantage point whenever Ingo is out getting something.

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Poldi is an individual who is somewhat more susceptible to danger than his siblings. He hatched a full two days after his siblings did, and he is quite a bit smaller than other owls in comparison to his size. In a nutshell, he required a higher level of care and attention than others did.

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In stark contrast to that is Ingo, who has extensive experience in the role of guarding others. The Belgian Shepherd comes from a family of police dogs and has definitely had his tough moments in life.

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“Ingo, having some way of knowing that Poldi was vulnerable, decided to take on the role of protector and best friend for Poldi,” and the rest, as they say, is photo history.

“Poldi does have a special lady now, and Ingo is a dog with a busy interspecies social calendar, so these best buddies sometimes find that they have other responsibilities to take care of.”

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Still, whenever they get the chance, they visit one another and take pleasure in simply hanging out — two unforeseen friends who are completely smitten with one another.

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Ingo has a whole lot of beautiful animal friendships, whether they are other Belgian shepherds or other fierce birds of prey in addition to Poldi, so if you like these photos, be sure to check out Brandt’s website as well because Ingo has a lot of them.

Since Brandt’s line of work involves the creation of animal photographs and collages, it would appear that she has a large number of cooperative models to work with.

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