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!!

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Dr. Pink Unicorn
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3 years ago

That's love!

Claire Shamgochian
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3 years ago

I am not saying the owl and the dog do not love each other, but these photos are posed.

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Edinah Lincoln-Jewett
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2 years ago

GREEAT ++++

Ann Breeden
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3 years ago

Awww!

Richard Whitten
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3 years ago

Togetherness is wonderful!

Cynda LuClaire
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3 years ago

I kind of think the owl was painted in afterwards?

Karen Fitz
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3 years ago

The dog is amazing! So much expression, willingness to be posed......

Ilona Glaubitz
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3 years ago

igaz szeretet

Jaes M.
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3 years ago

Saaawweeeettttt!

Lila Ruch
Community Member
3 years ago

That is LOVE for sure!!

Christine Paterson
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3 years ago

adorable

Peggy Ward
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3 years ago

SNUGGLE.....SNUGGLE.....SNUGGLE!

Pattie Kelly
Community Member
3 years ago

(Owl) Hey Ingo a little less hugging please you're squeezing me. (Ingo) I can't help it you are so soft and cuddly.

Eileen Barrell
Community Member
3 years ago

Perfect for Rocky

Virginia Souza
Community Member
3 years ago

ah, true loving friends

Dee
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3 years ago

Hugs, that's what friends are for! 💙

Jennie Hiatt
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3 years ago

peaceful and loving creatures -

Jacki Hileman
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3 years ago

...you are deep asleep...

Emma Dingle
Community Member
3 years ago

Adorable!

Linda Shirey
Community Member
3 years ago

I shall call you Snuggy Wuggy.

Susann Campbell
Community Member
3 years ago

And they are full of love for each other.

Rumour Asit
Community Member
3 years ago

Love comes in all shapes and sizes; this is proof.

Faith Nicole
Community Member
3 years ago

I love you little bird 😍

Judy Jewell
Community Member
3 years ago

Ize luv mah burdie!

Payton Bryson
Community Member
3 years ago

Sooooooooooooooooo cute

Maggie Dougherty
Community Member
3 years ago

I hope the water isn't too cold for you to stand in, buddy? Buddy?? Awe, you need your sleep, caring for me all day! Shh , love ya dude! Shh, you don't wake a, German Shepard!!! <3 <3

Amy Chen
Community Member
3 years ago

You've got a friend in me.....

Joan Churton
Community Member
3 years ago

God bless Ingo!

Linda Hobart
Community Member
3 years ago

Pretty unbelievable

Daphne Proke
Community Member
3 years ago

I got you babe!!

Stephen Treffman
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3 years ago

Awwww

Jonathan Cooper
Community Member
3 years ago

Heart: totally melted!

Dora Denny
Community Member
3 years ago

So Sweet....

Linda Brown
Community Member
3 years ago

We just love to cuddle

Kim Lorton
Community Member
3 years ago

Your turn my favorite dog, to rest your weary eyes, no one will come near you, of this I’m really quite sure! I’d raise the alarm, and attack the intruder, so you may jump up, and we, will do battle, together!

Marcel Kantor
Community Member
3 years ago

All these pictures are so very marvelous. I love them. Very great pics. You can be proud of able to make those amazing photos, but . . . you can also be proud of this unusually animals. They are like actors, but . . . I think . . . they don`t have to act. They are authentic in their way. Can't take off my eyes of them. Wow . . . Thump to the sky . . . :)

Wanda Vargas Calasich Bustillos
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3 years ago

❤️❤️❤️

Molly Block
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3 years ago

Awwwwwwww, very sweet!!

Sigrid Wolff
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3 years ago

You take your nap, and I'll keep watch .

Uketa Colbert
Community Member
3 years ago

Beautiful!

Elise Mon
Community Member
3 years ago

aww~ LOVELY

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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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