Children's relationships with animals and with each other are free of many of the misconceptions and unfounded fears that can infect our minds later in life. It is this innocence that Elena Karneeva, a professional child and family photographer based in Moscow, captures in her beautiful photos of children and animals.

The children in each image seem to great the animals posing together with them as friends, rather than as dumb beasts or as food. The dogs, pigs, goats and other critters inspire beautiful rural images that remind us of another Russian photographer as well – Elena Shumilova.

Be sure to check out her website for her other creative photography – she's definitely not limited to babies and animals!

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LeslieNiglio 3 years ago

So sweet

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LeslieNiglio 3 years ago

Looks like they are talking to one another

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IuliaBianca 3 years ago

Amazing! My favorite one. There is such a beauty in it, little girl's smile, the boy playing around, the owl...they seem like old friends :)

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LeslieNiglio 3 years ago

Priceless

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LeslieNiglio 3 years ago

Pertfect

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CommentaryFortytwo 3 years ago

I love this one. It feels far less "posed" than the others

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LeslieNiglio 3 years ago

Best friends

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LeslieNiglio 3 years ago

Going for a walk

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MarthaImmoos 3 years ago

Look at the Beautiful eyes.

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LeslieNiglio 3 years ago

I love the trust

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LeslieNiglio 3 years ago

Just so very adorable

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KariB.Aaraas 3 years ago

wow

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LeslieNiglio 3 years ago

So cute

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ЛилияЙорданова 3 years ago

Both have such beautiful eyes

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LetitiaBorcescu 3 years ago

Winter forest fairy...

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DarcyKul 3 years ago

I'm very disturbed by seeing this gorgeous child wrapped in the pelt of another stunning animal. Sad. Very sad.

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stanleyscout 3 years ago

My favorite!

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PaulineJaneBuckley 3 years ago

WE ARE THINKING DEEP THOUGHTS

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HomairaAnannya 3 years ago

where's the animal here??? the girl is unimaginably cute

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AntonioLawson 3 years ago

I think you're missing some animals here.

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amsel 3 years ago

there's no animal in this picture

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HomairaAnannya 3 years ago

i want to go to japannnn :)

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amsel 3 years ago

would you say that the mom is the animal ore something?

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