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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Joan Churton
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The dog seems to smile!! So cute together!

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3ke
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Dr. Pink Unicorn
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Meah Hanaphine
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This dog has more owl friends than I people friends.

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Abbs0345
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Maggie Dougherty
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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3ke
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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serena
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Lucida
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Sandra Lindsay
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can’t pick a favourite,they’re all perfect!

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Gillian Black
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

are you out of star wars or lord of the rings

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Renske Blanken
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Renske Blanken
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Janine B.
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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