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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2 years ago

Absolutely lovely.

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Hans
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2 years ago

which animal does not love that?

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Joan Churton
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2 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.

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Aud Wey
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2 years ago

The dog seems to smile!! So cute together!

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3ke
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2 years ago

I have conquered you, beast. I am now your master.

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Stephen Treffman
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2 years ago

Stunning!

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KAITLYN RUTHVEN
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2 years ago

AWWWWW!!! His smile is so cute!!

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Dr. Pink Unicorn
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2 years ago

That's love!

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Hans
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2 years ago

Awesome!

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Dr. Pink Unicorn
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2 years ago

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

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Meah Hanaphine
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2 years ago

This dog has more owl friends than I people friends.

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Abbs0345
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2 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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2 years ago

Wow! Beautiful !

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Maggie Dougherty
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2 years ago

Shh, were safe now!! I'll protect you, Ingo, no one will touch you! I can't live without you!

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Christi Howitt
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2 years ago

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

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Meah Hanaphine
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2 years ago

This owl is stunning!

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Delia Valdez
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2 years ago

toooo cute !

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Alia Gail
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2 years ago

Wow. Amazing photography skills!

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Elise Mon
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2 years ago

aww~ console your friend

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Elise Mon
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2 years ago

those affection <3

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Linda Hobart
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2 years ago

No, this is my favorite!

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The Zen Panda
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2 years ago

AWW!

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Delia Valdez
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2 years ago

Love Bugs !

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3ke
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2 years ago

Owl: don't listen to those haters. Our love is pure. Let me deafen your ear to them.

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Linda Hobart
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2 years ago

My favorite

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serena
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2 years ago

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

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Sue Knerl
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2 years ago

No messin' wit my dog!

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Elise Mon
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2 years ago

cute :3

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Lucida
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2 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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Hope Floats
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2 years ago

I just love all these photos.. They're just so soft and gentle and far removed from the harshness of life..

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Gillian Black
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2 years ago

im watching your back,ok

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jo_shortland
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2 years ago

Love the wellies

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Gillian Black
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2 years ago

lost for words just stunning

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Gillian Black
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2 years ago

are you out of star wars or lord of the rings

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Gillian Black
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2 years ago

peek a boo

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Janine B.
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2 years ago

I'm dying of a cuteness overdose. <3

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Sue Knerl
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2 years ago

This would make a great greeting card.

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Maggie Dougherty
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2 years ago

Shh, we creeping!!

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Renske Blanken
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2 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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2 years ago

Aaaaawwwwww.... <3 <3 <3

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Lucette Liu
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2 years ago

Get off the steering wheel I'm driving

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Renske Blanken
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2 years ago

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

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3ke
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2 years ago

Majestic

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Clara Carreon
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2 years ago

Alpha owl :)

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Janine B.
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2 years ago

Shelter.

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Ruth Ingulsrud
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2 years ago

Owl always be there for you big guy.

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saraisnotonfire
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2 years ago

.... i wanna..... but i cant.... *boops*

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Micky Bishop
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2 years ago

Can I snuggle with you?

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Stephen Treffman
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2 years ago

Stunning!

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Janine B.
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2 years ago

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

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Gillian Black
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2 years ago

holiday time we are going to the sun, hey buddy do you need help with your bag

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Sue Knerl
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2 years ago

Love the snowy.

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Linda Hobart
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2 years ago

Oh! O do too!

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Gillian Black
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2 years ago

oh wow

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Dinetk
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2 years ago

I sleep at night! Well, I don't!

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Jennie Hiatt
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2 years ago

what are we looking for - dinner?

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MommyofB
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2 years ago

stunning!

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Gillian Black
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2 years ago

me and my buddy

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Gillian Black
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2 years ago

this way, no that way,

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3ke
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2 years ago

I see the future. It holds more snuggles.

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Tammy Chapman
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2 years ago

Wow!!! The lighting is perfect, It brings Ingo into such a beautiful soft focus. And it makes the owl look almost ethereal. Gorgeous Shot!!!

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Lucette Liu
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2 years ago

You do realize that this won't fit in the house

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Gillian Black
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2 years ago

just stay calm my friend we will deal with this together

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Gillian Black
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2 years ago

this is my buddy

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_WEIRD_ONE_
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2 years ago

SO SO MAJESTIC

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mr man
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2 years ago

I surrender to the cuteness

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Renato Nogueira Mota
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2 years ago

Beautiful owl!

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Jennie Hiatt
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2 years ago

When you gotta sleep you just have to shut those eyes!

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Gillian Black
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2 years ago

wow did you see that gee what was it

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Sarah Ngakaari Hammond
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2 years ago

That Owl has stunning eyes! <3

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Jennie Hiatt
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2 years ago

Well one mushroom to share for dinner.

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