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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I think you're missing some animals here.

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

there's no animal in this picture

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

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

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