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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Alia Gail
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3 years ago

Aww what an adorable photo

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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!!

Lucida
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3 years ago

This dog is doing so many different facial expressions. Like a real model. XD

Karin Morris
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3 years ago

What is in his ear? a tattoo?

Edinah Lincoln-Jewett
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2 years ago

S-o-o expressive

Edinah Lincoln-Jewett
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2 years ago

Very FINE...S-o-o expressive

Dori Maurone
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2 years ago

These pictures are so beautiful and precious!

Monica Trapp
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3 years ago

Så go bild! <3

Dana Brekke
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3 years ago

Spring is coming....

Michele Linaker
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3 years ago

I just love these two!

Karen Fitz
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3 years ago

What a duet they play!

Lois Pack
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3 years ago

That shrub is very thorny

Jennifer Root
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3 years ago

So beautiful.

Julie Haigh
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3 years ago

oh i love these !! bless them x

Phyllis Gaughran
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3 years ago

Beautiful!

Shane Allon
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3 years ago

the definition of a chuffed look. looool

Louise Glass
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3 years ago

The love and the cute factor are off the wall-wowowow!

Phyllis Peak
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3 years ago

This is so radiantly smart and beautifu.l.Thay german shepherd dog is simply priceless

Ilona Glaubitz
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3 years ago

Csodás foto

Barry Milns
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3 years ago

He looks so happy with that great grin on him.

Peggy Ward
Community Member
3 years ago

COME ON GET UP HERE, WE ARE GOING FOR A RIDE.....YIPEE!

Pattie Kelly
Community Member
3 years ago

(Owl) Hey Ingo what are you on? (Ingo) Nothing this branch is caught in between my teeth and it's not pleasant.

Fay Martin
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3 years ago

What a great photo

Dawnne Ramsey
Community Member
3 years ago

Special

Katja Huard
Community Member
3 years ago

🙊😂

Emma Pilkington
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3 years ago

That smile! Beautiful set of pictures!

Corals Beta
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3 years ago

Ouch! I see big thorns on the branch!

Ruby Leroy Steadman
Community Member
3 years ago

Smiley Doggo!

Virginia Souza
Community Member
3 years ago

patience is everything.

Dee
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3 years ago

His smiling, this is the life!

Jacki Hileman
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3 years ago

Found you !

Kat Lakie
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3 years ago

That's too funny......adorable

Judy Jewell
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3 years ago

I brought you a flower and a bird!

Laura Johnston
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3 years ago

Lol, that smile!!!

Maggie Dougherty
Community Member
3 years ago

Be careful of the thorns buddy, I don't want you to get hurt, carrying me! Does the color match my eyes?

Amy Chen
Community Member
3 years ago

Better looking smile than most humans

Sheilah Daniels-Smith
Community Member
3 years ago

Omg... I'm in love

Kim Dewhurst
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3 years ago

Love that smile

Sarina Schock
Community Member
3 years ago

<3 <3 <3

Delia Valdez
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3 years ago

Soooo Sweet !

Linda Brown
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3 years ago

A smile while holding up the branch for his buddy

Kim Lorton
Community Member
3 years ago

When having a friend with wings, it is always essential to carry a branch, on which they can perch and be comfortable!

Tim Egan
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3 years ago

love

Faith Nicole
Community Member
3 years ago

Look at that smile 🐶💚

Darlene Michuk
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3 years ago

Dog tryin' to help an owl be an owl. Nice teeth!

Alysha Jones
Community Member
3 years ago

This dog is so photogenic! Pass some of that talent over here, Doggo. lol

Elise Mon
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3 years ago

cute <3 may i know what tree/flower is that?

The Zen Panda
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3 years ago

So cute and beautiful

Sandevil Sandh
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3 years ago

*melted

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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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