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Amelia And The Animals: Photographer Mom Captures Daughter’s Love For Animals
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Amelia And The Animals: Photographer Mom Captures Daughter’s Love For Animals

Since she was 3 years old, Amelia has been posing with animals both exotic and common in an extraordinary photo series called Amelia and the Animals. The photographer behind the series, Robin Schwartz, is also the model’s mom!

The first photo in the book, taken in 2002, features a 3-year-old Amelia and a chimp named Ricky. Schwartz told the Telegraph that a book of chimpanzee photos she published in 1993, Like Us: Primate Portraits, had put her in contact with some “chimp people” who in turn helped open doors to access other exotic animals, like the elephants and tiger cubs that Amelia has also posed with.

Schwartz writes that her daughter is a natural around animals, showing “enormous fortitude and ingenuity in relating to each individual animal with kindness and respect” and exhibitng a calming effect on them.

The photographer’s biography can be found here and her publisher’s store can be found here.

More info: robinschwarttz.net | Facebook | Instagram | Amazon (h/t: telegraph)

Schwartz’s book of her photos with Amelia is available on Amazon.

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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wish I had the chance to live so close with those beautiful animals♡ Lucky girl:)

AnjellyMacWynn
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I disagree. Not everyone has to smile for the camera to be experiencing joy. I find all of these pictures quite beautiful & profound.

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ReginaKearns
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

she loves them and they love her. she doesn't need to smile. she is exactly where she wants to be imo.

CeliaMcKenna
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is she ok? There is no joy in her eyes.

Ramlaal'Aalam
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Here come the psychoanalysts of the Internet!

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Bluehw
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It is so amazing! wonderful!

ElisabethBlackwood
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beautiful photos, but I wish this photographer wouldn't promote keeping exotic animals, epecially Wildcats, pets. This is dangerous.

TiffanySims
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We dont know they are smuggling in exotic pets . My guess is they own a reserve for wildlife or they are rehabilitation center for them

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TrinaG-Thomas
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The picture with the cat..really awesome. I think it says it all.

KarenMcdaniel
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wish it was me!.I love animals too.

J.m.Robinson
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

what a wonderful photographer, catching the essence of animals and one little girl. This needs to go past Social Media.

FriedaFereno
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think she's beyond amazing. Wonderful young lady terrific photographer.

Lexi32
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She is a very special person I would love to be that close to animals. Very pretty

MártaTheCat
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Some of the pics are really cool, but the others make me feel uncomfortable. The girl's looking like she's fed up with this.

SweetAngel
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

omg this child is so cute and brave

Yoka
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beautiful photography and imaginative and unusual!

JohnStackhouse
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Such a sweet little girl! I believe her animal friends agree!

SusanneThijssen
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Amazing photos!!!!!! (Just ignore the negative comments posted by thick people here)

LaurieBarak
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beautiful animals, beautiful girl and beautiful work. Thank you for sharing.

ElenaN.Akasha
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

how lucky is this girl!!!!!! great photos...

JuneHelm
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wish I had been able to bring my children up in such a place. Absolutely beautiful animals and scenery

JuneHelm
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How great to be able to be brought up in such an environment. I would have loved to bring my children up in such a place

RJazz909
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow...these are some amazing pictures!!!

DeannaFranklin
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love this. She has a serious comfortable look. She is in her element. She is use to them so why smile for the camera? She was into them.

MargaretDavis
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That little girl looks VERY unhappy!

MagdaleneCalleja
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very heart warming and beautiful photos.

JimMarquis
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What was with her hair standing up in the picture with the two dogs? Was she casting a spell?

NikeleTiner
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Absolutely crying over this beautiful collection. A book? I'm there Amazon!

TiffanySims
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love this! The girl , animals and pictures are beautiful. I love her passion for animals like myself

Rhon
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a very lucky little girl! She's living every animal loves dream.

MaiaPapaya
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And I thought I loved animals.. This girl is so lucky to live in that environment!

RichardSzpyt
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What youngster is, being told to do something by a parent.

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TinaBirkeland
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nice photos But the girl looks sad.. Its like she was forsed to pose. Would be so much better to see some joy and sparks in her eyes!

Patricia Suthers
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would love to be in this beautiful childs place any time.Very lucky girl.And I thik her Mum is special too.Patricia Suthers Ausralia.

NancyYoung
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love these pictures, but this girl looks so sad........

meenu.suru1987
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The picture shows the trust between them.. I wish I could do the same...

OdetteNightsky
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beautiful connection. Sad look in her eyes in every shot. Maybe her animal kin are her safe place in this harsh world.

AngelaEvoy
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Promoting keeping wild animals as pets is not beautiful.

TrinaG-Thomas
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The picture with the cat..says it all.

SusanneLilja
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The girl looks like she's bored and I feel sorry for the animal. They should be in the wild.

MarkDavid
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh my God! I can't believe I'm seeing a two faced cat!

DahliaCosmicJellyfish
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

a queen doesn't need to smile. A child in majesty doesn't need to smile to show the full potential of her Being!

AprilWilsonMerjil
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It would look like more of a love if she were to smile. I'm sure she's probably enjoying them just show a little bit of something

KlaraTrifonovaKlar
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Aaand... They have a two-faced-three-eyed cat???

KlaraTrifonovaKlar
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If she smiled just a little bit, the pics would be perfect.

Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wish I had the chance to live so close with those beautiful animals♡ Lucky girl:)

AnjellyMacWynn
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I disagree. Not everyone has to smile for the camera to be experiencing joy. I find all of these pictures quite beautiful & profound.

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ReginaKearns
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

she loves them and they love her. she doesn't need to smile. she is exactly where she wants to be imo.

CeliaMcKenna
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is she ok? There is no joy in her eyes.

Ramlaal'Aalam
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Here come the psychoanalysts of the Internet!

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Bluehw
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It is so amazing! wonderful!

ElisabethBlackwood
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beautiful photos, but I wish this photographer wouldn't promote keeping exotic animals, epecially Wildcats, pets. This is dangerous.

TiffanySims
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We dont know they are smuggling in exotic pets . My guess is they own a reserve for wildlife or they are rehabilitation center for them

Load More Replies...
TrinaG-Thomas
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The picture with the cat..really awesome. I think it says it all.

KarenMcdaniel
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wish it was me!.I love animals too.

J.m.Robinson
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

what a wonderful photographer, catching the essence of animals and one little girl. This needs to go past Social Media.

FriedaFereno
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think she's beyond amazing. Wonderful young lady terrific photographer.

Lexi32
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She is a very special person I would love to be that close to animals. Very pretty

MártaTheCat
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Some of the pics are really cool, but the others make me feel uncomfortable. The girl's looking like she's fed up with this.

SweetAngel
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

omg this child is so cute and brave

Yoka
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beautiful photography and imaginative and unusual!

JohnStackhouse
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Such a sweet little girl! I believe her animal friends agree!

SusanneThijssen
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Amazing photos!!!!!! (Just ignore the negative comments posted by thick people here)

LaurieBarak
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beautiful animals, beautiful girl and beautiful work. Thank you for sharing.

ElenaN.Akasha
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

how lucky is this girl!!!!!! great photos...

JuneHelm
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wish I had been able to bring my children up in such a place. Absolutely beautiful animals and scenery

JuneHelm
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How great to be able to be brought up in such an environment. I would have loved to bring my children up in such a place

RJazz909
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow...these are some amazing pictures!!!

DeannaFranklin
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love this. She has a serious comfortable look. She is in her element. She is use to them so why smile for the camera? She was into them.

MargaretDavis
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That little girl looks VERY unhappy!

MagdaleneCalleja
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very heart warming and beautiful photos.

JimMarquis
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What was with her hair standing up in the picture with the two dogs? Was she casting a spell?

NikeleTiner
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Absolutely crying over this beautiful collection. A book? I'm there Amazon!

TiffanySims
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love this! The girl , animals and pictures are beautiful. I love her passion for animals like myself

Rhon
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a very lucky little girl! She's living every animal loves dream.

MaiaPapaya
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017