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The Unlikely Friendship Of A Dog And An Owl
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The Unlikely Friendship Of A Dog And An Owl

I wouldn’t have believed that an owl and a dog could become best friends until I saw these surprising and adorable photos by Tanja Brandt, a professional animal photographer and collage artist in Germany. Ingo the Malinois shepherd dog and Poldi, the cute owl, seem more than happy to cozy up to each other for photoshoots bathed in golden evening light.

If you like these photos, be sure to visit Brandt’s site, because Ingo has a whole lot of beautiful animal friendships, be they other Belgian shepherds or other fierce birds of prey besides Poldi. Brandt creates animal photos and collages professionally, so she seems to have a lot of cooperative models to work with!

Though these animal pictures indeed are adorable and unique, Ingo the Malinois dog and Poldi the owl aren’t the only unusual and cute animal friends out there – we have a post about all sorts of unusual animal friends!

More info: ingoundelse.de | tier-collagen.de500px | Facebook

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

A lot of work involved in order to shape the dog's behaviour like that. And he's not skinny: that's how a peak form Malinois looks like

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

Incredibly talented photographer, beautiful animals :)

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

Yes, we continually underestimate animals.....

VíctorAguilarCampuzano
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LOL, and you overestimate people, this is clearly photoshop, pay attention.

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

Awww cute!!! I like the second pic. This just shows that people shouldn't do animal cruelty

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

I couldn't agree with Bobcatthing more. Animals are also God's children.

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

Cute animals and amazing photography!

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

the photos are great! i love it

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

yes?wearing a fkin' foot chain to read a fuking book?human being is such ugly.

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

Thanks a lot, Danke schön ! Made a calendar of Ingo and Poldi - in german an english http://www.ingoundelse.de/shop/

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

Thank You Tanja, und Ein Vielen Dank for sharing these most delightful pictures. Have been doing animal rescue for over 45 years and have pictures of my duck sitting on my foot and holding an Owl in my hand that came down my chimney. Holding one of God's Special Creatures (Owl) in my hand is a moment that I will never forget. God Bless You and your wonderful animals. john sbeigay ( Georg Hans Günter Sbiegaÿ ) The more I work with people, the more I Love the Animals.

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

Photoshop, only blind people don't see it.

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

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=857196514323489 this video shows them both alive. Investigate things before exposing your ignorance.

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

These are beautiful photos. Too bad there is always a negative nay-sayer around to try and taint the enjoyment.

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

I just wondered if the owl is real

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

Terribly contrived. I would've like to have seen some not staged or posed.

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

I saw a separate post that said you rehab and release the owls back into the wild? Do you rehab them or are the pets?

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

these pictures just made my day. thank you

Linda Sellers
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Denis is WRONG about this Shepherd being too thin. You're supposed to be able to FEEL their ribs, NOT see them. I would turn the owner in.

Colin Tandy
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My dog destiny and i have this past week had an amazing experience with an owl we visit it now on our daily walk it swoops down onto the dog in a very playful manner this has happened about 6 times this week alone i will send you some pics when i get my phone back from repair ... a very amazing experience watching two animals connecting like this. Thanks. Colin Tandy

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

Amazing , simply amazing .

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

Lovely pictures but this dog is far too thin!

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

Ok, first of all, that dog is absolutely beautiful, and I love the trust between the dog and the owl.

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

Love it, love it, love it!!! That dog is beautiful and the owl trusts the dog not to hurt him.

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

You filled my heart with such a warm feeling after a stressful day. Be blessed!

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

Adorable! It happens to like a lot the owls. They are so incredibly beautiful birds. I also had an adorable shepherd dog crazy great dog...

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

That just some super cool pictures, damn your good :) nice work.

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

most of U R correct, all R alive, some pics R collages, some R trained poses. she's a photographer/collage artist&trainer, go see her FBpage

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

Amazing this breed is so loyal and incredibly smart,i have a German shepherd and she is the same way so to you skeptical people Genoa the b

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

This dog is a Belgian Malionis, not a German Shepherd.

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

LMAO i love how every time owl looks into the camera his face looks like he's saying: "wth are you doing?"

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

Awwww. The best pictures ever. And i love the way the two have been stylized. Very cute. God bless :)

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

I hope that's not "50 shades of owl" they are reading??!!

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

Oops, Ahhhhs & Giggles! Wonderful & Heartwarming! Amazing Photography too!

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

There is still more beauty and love in the world than ugly controversy

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

The owls is tied up. If he was free, he´d be fly away.

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

I think my shepherd Max would eat the bird if I tried this.

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

After long and careful looking at the pictures only one conclusion can be reached: Photoshop

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

After looking carefully at the pictures only one conclusion can be reached: Photoshop.

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

OOHHH!!! It's a the best photos animals on the world!

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

The best animal photos on the world!

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

I like the photos but... the owl is a live?

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

Beautiful images; clearly "staged" in that the dog and owl were positioned and given lighting and a conducive environment, but NOT FAKE.

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

You can find her page by Googling "Ingo und Else," you will see many other photos. The owl is clearly real. So is the eagle.

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

есть чему поучиться людям can learn from people

virgomaiden81
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Photoshop or not,it still warms my heart to look @

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

Wonderful animals, wonderful photos, to the "photoshop" people, you obviously have no experience with the amazing love animals show

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

Very touching friendship, if it is real.

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

Beautiful dog, tolerant owl. Very nice images. Obviously somewhat enhanced, but also obviously containing a dog, and an owl.

rickhctep(Rick45)
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Brilliant, Shame humans can't get on together like these two.

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

What a beautiful dog and such a cute owl. Lovely photos.

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

Just LOVE the loOKs on these 2 buddies ...............

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

Beautiful and sensitive photographs.

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

Amazing in both the photography and the friendship.

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

Mayby they can feed the dog a bit more!

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

It is the most cute thing fora long time

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

I liked very much the pictures of the Dog and the little Owl

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

Words cannot describe just how beautiful this friendship is. Pictures are fantastic x

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

I am glad to know the dog isn't skinny. And I absolutely believe these are live animals. Because I want to.

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

Love these photos and story!

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

Fantastic incredible wonderful photos

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

Gorgeous! Don't really care how they were developed!

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

The most beautyful pictures and a lovely freandship

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

These are exceptional photos....the animals are gorgeous.

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

Amazing Great Frendships and great Pics :)

Linda Sellers
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Denis is WRONG about this dog not being too skinny. It doesn't matter what the breed is, you're supposed to be able to FEEL THEIR RIBS, NOT SEE THEM. This Shepherd is NOT being fed enough. I would turn this owner in.

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

I had a Malinois and was concerned about his "showy" ribcage. He ate a little bit more than "recommended" amount. My Vet said it is normal for the breed.

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BAnnKriquetteSimpson-Chappelle
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Of course a GSD could fall into a deep friendship with any other creature! They are very loving animals! Great photographs!

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

This is a Belgian Malionis, not a German Shepherd.

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

Some of these appear to be Photoshopped. The one with the owl in the basket that the dog is clutching with its mouth in particular.

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

the one with them reading a book was just an overkill!

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

I think it's a set up! The Owl does not move in any pose, although hard to be sure. This is a stuffed Owl. Like the Monty Python sketch

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

I think the owl is stuffed.

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

Its sad that there are people who try to tarnish something so beautiful with their ugly thoughts and judgements... take no notice of them.

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

A lot of work involved in order to shape the dog's behaviour like that. And he's not skinny: that's how a peak form Malinois looks like

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

Incredibly talented photographer, beautiful animals :)

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

Yes, we continually underestimate animals.....

VíctorAguilarCampuzano
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7 years ago

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LOL, and you overestimate people, this is clearly photoshop, pay attention.

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