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?

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Hans 1 year ago

Absolutely lovely.

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Hans 1 year ago

which animal does not love that?

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Joan Churton 1 year 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 1 year ago

The dog seems to smile!! So cute together!

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3ke 1 year ago

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

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Stephen Treffman 1 year ago

Stunning!

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KAITLYN RUTHVEN 1 year ago

AWWWWW!!! His smile is so cute!!

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Dr. Pink Unicorn 1 year ago

That's love!

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Hans 1 year ago

Awesome!

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Dr. Pink Unicorn 1 year ago

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

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Meah Hanaphine 1 year ago

This dog has more owl friends than I people friends.

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Abbs0345 1 year ago

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

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Delia Valdez 1 year ago

Wow! Beautiful !

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Maggie Dougherty 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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Meah Hanaphine 1 year ago

This owl is stunning!

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Delia Valdez 1 year ago

toooo cute !

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Alia Gail 1 year ago

Wow. Amazing photography skills!

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Elise Mon 1 year ago

aww~ console your friend

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Elise Mon 1 year ago

those affection <3

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Linda Hobart 1 year ago

No, this is my favorite!

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The Zen Panda 1 year ago

AWW!

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Delia Valdez 1 year ago

Love Bugs !

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3ke 1 year 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 1 year ago

My favorite

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serena 1 year ago

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

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Sue Knerl 1 year ago

No messin' wit my dog!

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Elise Mon 1 year ago

cute :3

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Lucida 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

im watching your back,ok

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jo_shortland 1 year ago

Love the wellies

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Gillian Black 1 year ago

lost for words just stunning

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Gillian Black 1 year ago

are you out of star wars or lord of the rings

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Gillian Black 1 year ago

peek a boo

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Janine B. 1 year ago

I'm dying of a cuteness overdose. <3

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Sue Knerl 1 year ago

This would make a great greeting card.

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Maggie Dougherty 1 year ago

Shh, we creeping!!

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Renske Blanken 1 year ago

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

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Janine B. 1 year ago

Aaaaawwwwww.... <3 <3 <3

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Lucette Liu 1 year ago

Get off the steering wheel I'm driving

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Renske Blanken 1 year ago

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

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3ke 1 year ago

Majestic

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Clara Carreon 1 year ago

Alpha owl :)

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Janine B. 1 year ago

Shelter.

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Ruth Ingulsrud 1 year ago

Owl always be there for you big guy.

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saraisnotonfire 1 year ago

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

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Micky Bishop 1 year ago

Can I snuggle with you?

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Stephen Treffman 1 year ago

Stunning!

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Janine B. 1 year ago

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

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Gillian Black 1 year ago

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

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Sue Knerl 1 year ago

Love the snowy.

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Linda Hobart 1 year ago

Oh! O do too!

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Dinetk 1 year ago

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

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Jennie Hiatt 1 year ago

what are we looking for - dinner?

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MommyofB 1 year ago

stunning!

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Gillian Black 1 year ago

me and my buddy

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Gillian Black 1 year ago

this way, no that way,

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3ke 1 year ago

I see the future. It holds more snuggles.

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Tammy Chapman 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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Gillian Black 1 year ago

just stay calm my friend we will deal with this together

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Gillian Black 1 year ago

this is my buddy

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_WEIRD_ONE_ 1 year ago

SO SO MAJESTIC

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mr man 1 year ago

I surrender to the cuteness

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Renato Nogueira Mota 1 year ago

Beautiful owl!

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Jennie Hiatt 1 year ago

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

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Gillian Black 1 year ago

wow did you see that gee what was it

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Sarah Ngakaari Hammond 1 year ago

That Owl has stunning eyes! <3

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Jennie Hiatt 1 year ago

Well one mushroom to share for dinner.

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Faith Nicole 1 year ago

Best friends ♡

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Gillian Black 1 year ago

fish for dinner tonight I will spot you fly out and grab, got it

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Gillian Black 1 year ago

oh come on it is night time I need to sleep now,

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Lauren Diane 1 year ago

Amazing

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Linda Hobart 1 year ago

An owl hug!

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Jim Price 1 year ago

Someone was watching 'Titanic'.

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Jennie Hiatt 1 year ago

Golly gosh what on earth!

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Jennie Hiatt 1 year ago

2 X Lord of ( in) the ring!

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