Some friendships might seem unlikely, but in reality, move mountains and melt hearts. A few years ago we wrote about a beautiful, yet uncommon, the friendship between a shepherd dog Ingo and an owl Poldi and today we present even more feathered friends of the pup.

Ingo and friends are the members of Tanja Brandt's family who is an incredible animal photographer. These furry and feathered beauties are perfect models to portray beautiful, sweet and unexpected moments between two extremely different species.

“I’ve always loved animals, since I was a baby, unlike the rest of my family"- said Tanja to Bored Panda in 2015. "When I was little, I found every sort of pet and then hid it from my parents. I love the beauty, power, loyalty, courage, and friendship of animals. Many people could learn from them.”

Below you can find some of the most amazing pictures of unlikely friends ever. Which one is your favorite?

More info: ingoundelse.de | Facebook | 500px.com

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Hans
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3 years ago

Absolutely lovely.

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Hans
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3 years ago

which animal does not love that?

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Joan Churton
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3 years ago

This is awesome and beautiful and precious. I am snowed in today in North Carolina and I really appreciate your pictures. I have loved animals too, all my life. Thanks again.

serena
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3 years ago

I'm in NC too! We just got a dusting last night, but last week or so we got about 5 inches.

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Alia Gail
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3 years ago

Aww what an adorable photo

Laura Johnston
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3 years ago

They both have the same expression!

Ashley Barnard
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3 years ago

Awww:) this is so cute

Susan Jones
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3 years ago

Amazing

Emmy Funke
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3 years ago

Magical

George Seiffert
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1 year ago

Friends

Edinah Lincoln-Jewett
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2 years ago

So FINE....Much appreciated imagery, Edz

Lisa Mason
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2 years ago

Beautiful!!

Richard Whitten
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3 years ago

Wonderful shot!

Karen Fitz
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3 years ago

This is a heart stopping photo! ❤️

Diana Sheridan
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3 years ago

my favorite photo. Amazing. Cannot imagine ever seeing anything else quite like it.

Paul Belserene
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3 years ago

Branch Manager, and Assistant Branch Manager.

Paul Belserene
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3 years ago

Branch Manager and Assistant Branch Manager

Debby B
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3 years ago

Amazing photograph!!

Ilona Vilit
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3 years ago

this is amazing !!!

Ilona Vilit
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3 years ago

amazing!!!

Adam Leider
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3 years ago

This is amazing and is cheering me up so much! The dog cares for that owl so much, it's like wife and husband!

Jacqueline Casey
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3 years ago

Surely this place is called "heaven"...

Ilona Glaubitz
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3 years ago

Nagy a bizalom

Lila Ruch
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3 years ago

Precious, good friends!!

Lila Ruch
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3 years ago

Precious, good friends it seems.

Pattie Kelly
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3 years ago

Just hang on I gotcha we'll make it out of this water.

Isabel Cohen
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3 years ago

Truly amazing friendship!

Kathy Basaraba
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3 years ago

So adorable! <3

Bruce Mckenna
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3 years ago

NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU WILL FIND WHEN YOU CHASE A SICK.

Bruce Mckenna
Community Member
3 years ago

you and your fear of water.

Jacki Hileman
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3 years ago

Is this an "E" ticket ride ???

Kat Lakie
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3 years ago

This is the BEST......both looking directly into the lens........beautiful.

Hank Harrison
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3 years ago

You have a form of enlightenment......

Irene Carlyle
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3 years ago

Yes !!! this IS the only thing i need to see today!! THANKS!!!

Linda Brown
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3 years ago

Just adorable

Carole Delfour
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3 years ago

Trop gnon!!

Jane Wyatt
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3 years ago

Amazing picture.

Darlene Michuk
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3 years ago

That's so cute. Man's best friend. Well..........that's what friends are for. 110% just giving a free ride!

Lisa Kilian
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3 years ago

Amazing

Bettina Riedel
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3 years ago

The world should be like this ....... !

Sherry Hoskins
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3 years ago

absolutely stunning. If this was a painting I'd proudly hang it in my living room

Sykz
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3 years ago

Best album cover of the year!

Tammy Goodspeed
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3 years ago

This is an amazingly beautiful photo :)

Maggie Collins
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3 years ago

You have got to be kidding me!! This is amazing! The trust that owl must have for this dog. Thanx so much for sharing.

Sigríður Sigurðardóttir
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3 years ago

WOW!

Karen Chaddock
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3 years ago

It's wonderful how this dog cares for the owl.

Gwenette Sinclair
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3 years ago

Spectacular light and eyes.

Faith Nicole
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3 years ago

Love this photo

Margaret Elder
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3 years ago

How impressive. The gentle touch!!

Judy Jewell
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3 years ago

Gotta have the stick for a face to face.

The Zen Panda
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3 years ago

🤗🦉🤗🤗🦉🤗🤗

The Zen Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

Love dogs and love owls. This list is great!

criminalgirl
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3 years ago

This person is very good at photoshopping.

Cesi Baca
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3 years ago

Yes and the owls feet are tethered (again!) Just wtf!!

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Monika Balnytė
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3 years ago

photoshop

caleb
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3 years ago

why be negative

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Delia Valdez
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3 years ago

Love Happy Faces ......:):)

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Jordy Star
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3 years ago

Im am dog hunter/wrestler, Luchador búho

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Hans
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3 years ago

"Hi"

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KAITLYN RUTHVEN
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3 years ago

AWWWWW!!! His smile is so cute!!

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Stephen Treffman
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3 years ago

Awwww

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Hans
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3 years ago

Awesome!

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Dr. Pink Unicorn
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3 years ago

Ingo is totally smiling in this pic! Heck, they both are!!!

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Bill Wright
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3 years ago

I do not think my Belgian Shepherd Malinois would sit for all those photos. Kiko is a people dog lol. This is a beautiful dog too.

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Abbs0345
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3 years ago

This looks like the Owl is riding into an epic battle on his trusty steed. Beautiful!

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Delia Valdez
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3 years ago

Wow! Beautiful !

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jewel cat
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3 years ago

Awwee

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Christi Howitt
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3 years ago

Love This! Sleepovers are always better with a good friend.

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Stille20
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3 years ago

Wow! That is a much bigger owl

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Hans
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3 years ago

Who wins?

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Alia Gail
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3 years ago

Wow. Amazing photography skills!

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Joan Churton
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3 years ago

I really like this one. This might be my favorite. Thanks

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Elise Mon
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3 years ago

those affection <3

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Linda Hobart
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3 years ago

No, this is my favorite!

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The Zen Panda
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3 years ago

AWW!

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Joan Churton
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3 years ago

You are magical and wonderful. I love all of these. You are wonderful. My printer is out of ink, but I wish it weren't so I could print these out. Thanks for being you.

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Karen Matthews
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3 years ago

https://youtu.be/tqWdiroB3AU

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Linda Hobart
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3 years ago

My favorite

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serena
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3 years ago

I'm just curious what those numbers are on his ear?

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Sue Knerl
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3 years ago

No messin' wit my dog!

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Elise Mon
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3 years ago

cute :3

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Lucida
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3 years ago

I allways think people are stupid when they comment like: "The dog is smiling, look at that happy face!" but the dog is just panting with an open month. But know I'm one of those stupid people, because this dog really looks like as if he is smiling. :)

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Maggie Dougherty
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3 years ago

Can you see them yet, Ingo?

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Gillian Black
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3 years ago

im watching your back,ok

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Lucida
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3 years ago

At first glance, I thought: "What's wrong we the dogs upper front teeth!?"

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Gillian Black
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3 years ago

lost for words just stunning

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Aud Wey
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3 years ago

Awwwwwww!

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Gillian Black
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3 years ago

peek a boo

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Janine B.
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3 years ago

I'm dying of a cuteness overdose. <3

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Sue Knerl
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3 years ago

This would make a great greeting card.

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Roswitha
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3 years ago

herrliche Aufnahmen super

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Renske Blanken
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3 years ago

Jeee, I'm so in love with Belgium shepherds (Mechelen)... it's unconditional.

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Janine B.
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3 years ago

Aaaaawwwwww.... <3 <3 <3

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Constantin George-Florin
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3 years ago

Oh, c'mooooooon! :)

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Renske Blanken
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3 years ago

I really can NOT get enough of that dogface... and those wonderful owls.

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3ke
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3 years ago

Majestic

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Clara Carreon
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3 years ago

Alpha owl :)

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Janine B.
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3 years ago

Shelter.

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Gillian Black
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3 years ago

oh my gosh this is so cute

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Gillian Black
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3 years ago

oh my friend I really love ya do you love me

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Gillian Black
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3 years ago

gentle giant and the beauty of creation

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Stephen Treffman
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3 years ago

Stunning!

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Janine B.
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3 years ago

Probably the most relaxed dog I've ever seen. <3

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