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Cute Tiny Owl Goes Viral So We Interviewed The Photographer (10 Pics)
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Cute Tiny Owl Goes Viral So We Interviewed The Photographer (10 Pics)

After this super adorable photo of an owl hiding from rain took the internet by storm, we decided to reach out to the photographer Tanja Brandt to tell us more about it.

“Poldi, our little owl is 1,5 years old. I got him when he was five months old. He didn’t want to come out his egg and he was very small, the smallest. His six sisters were all hatched, and as he was the last to be born, days after the others, he was very small. I also have a Harris Hawk named Phönix, a Weissgesichtseule named Gandalf, and a snow owl named Uschi,” Tanja Brandt told Bored Panda.

“I think my animals like to be photographed. Why? Because I am always outside with my camera and with my animals. So we get to walk together, have fun, go on adventures, have little breaks… We take some pictures and after the animals can play again as we keep going. I know my animals very well and I can see their state of mind. If I go out with just one of my animals, the other get antsy and want to be with us. We have lot of fun together.”

“I’ve always loved animals, since I was a baby, unlike the rest of my family. When I was little, I found every sort of pet and then hid it for my parents. I love the beauty, power, loyalty, courage and friendship of animals. Many people could learn from them.”

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

Thank you, Tanja Brandt for the interview and the images!

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

I wish I could up vote this 1000 times!

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

Photo #2: I think this is a magic mushroom.

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

The one that makes you big if eaten. ^_-

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

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww SOOOOOOO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JennyFarmerMelton
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sweet girl and wonderful, creative photographer!

ConnieFogoBlankenship
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love when animals are caught on "film" if they are doing something they do naturally. Animals are so curious, adventurous, unpredictable, loving etc. They can sense whether or not you are a threat to them. Then there is always a showoff in the crowd. One cannot take it for granted there are no dangerous animals out there, because there are. And you are wise to know wich ones are trustworthy, and which ones are not.

suzemagoo
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wonderful photos and the greatest beauty and power lies in the relationship she clearly has being a peer, not a superior, to animals. Worth repeating: "Many people could learn from them."

Yesica1993
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Of course she is superior. She's the one taking the beautiful photos of them.

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Melissa Menard
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I adore this photographer' talent and amazing untold stories behind these images. I hope Tanja Brandt will see my digital painting version of her photograph. Rainy-day-...0e-png.jpg Rainy-day-for-an-owl-Photoshop-digital-painting-low-617471612cd0e-png.jpg

Janis Fontecchio
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Bless You ! You are exactly what your little friends need, a loving mother and loyal friend. Thank you so much for loving and caring for them. You are a real life inspiration.

Barbara Carlson-Baldwin
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wonder if he has had his wings clipped so he doesn't fly away?

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

My favorite one is the last, you're adorable all together.

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

I saw a photo of the German Shepard with a Harris Hawk posted by a friend on Facebook today and thought it was Photoshopped. But finding her sig on a larger version of the same photo I found her website and saw all the wonderful photos of the dog with the precious little owl but no Harris Hawk. But then I saw this article and see she DOES have a Harris so the photo was obviously real! Her photos are so wonderful and fun... I just LOVE them! :o)

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

This owl has overcome my pathological phobia of wild fungi.

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

This owl has overcome my pathological fear of wild fungi

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

Beautiful little creatures.

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

Hello Boredpanda, please will stop posting wild animals as pets! After the sale of Arms, drugs, wild animals are sold by a wordwide Mafias. The worest goverments worldwide benfit from the money made with illegal sales of wild animals. One must be responseble of one's acts. Please stop posting such awful pictures of made by these heartless people. Thank very much.

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

Cute, adorable, what else? Owls are wild animals , they fly be free and hunt for themselves. How stupid and cruel to have them as "Pets"! Why all you who "think" it's cute, adorable to have wild animals as pets, don't realise the unhappiness of other ceatures other then yourself. Try to put yourself in the same conditions as all of these poor beast. Would like to used as a toy or an IT object?? Think about it, just once, OK?

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

Absolute crass commercial exploitation of the worst kind, disguised as heart tugging art with animals. The photographer should be ashamed! Get a life and find something worthwhile to do with the rest of life!

jevais
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Monsieur, I agree totally with you. Animals are not objects or "IT" statuts symbols.

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

The beauty and the tenderness between these unusual friends leaves me speechless... just plain beautiful.

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

No it is not! The poor thing is not living the life it should. It has been taken to be toy for a self centered idiot, who doesn't respect other species.

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

Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures!

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

this poor-pitiful owl is even started being Abstract,it's gonna be sick or die soon,can't imaging how this photographer give it's pose and play it like a ball-joint doll,how could a photographer who love the nature give the children of God the foot chains,the rain in the first picture is too fake,LOL,seems like people love beautiful lies so much,

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

And this is a BABY OWL. Even better

EvieFick
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I lovvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeee OWLS

jevais
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When they are slaves to humains or free to live as God made them to be?

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

Very clever to put the Owl and Mushroom together, so cute.

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

super adorable! :) especially the one with an "umbrella"

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

How lucky is she? Pretty nice way to live your life. The tiny owl is adorable!!!!

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

Bellicimo! Just a single word will do, I think.

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

That is one well behaved little owl! :)

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

What a little sweetie. What kind of owl is he?

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

Poldi behind the camera: "Hey, mom, you'll have to crouch lower down if I'm going to get more than just your feet in the photo." -- I've yet to see a little owl that didn't look totally adorable!

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

I love owls! This little one is just to to cute!!

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

Such beauty, truely beautiful

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

Absolutely wonderful. I'm soooo jealous!

MaragitadoManuela
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So beautiful! The one of the owl and the dog floored me! <3

PhyllisSofia
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very appealing! I usually don't approve of wild animals as pets, but since she actually hatched them herself, they aren't "wild" anymore.......she has a beautiful way with her camera! I really enjoyed the stories in her photographs!

ArrowYazzie
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank you for warming my heart. :)

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

Thank You for sharing this. Completely adorable little tiny guy :)

NicolasCruz
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love to contact her to see if she would like to take pix's in Oregon!

NicolasCruz
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love GSD and the Owl together !

ShikiFox
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wish I could up vote this 1000 times!

JonathanHadida
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Photo #2: I think this is a magic mushroom.

DariaB
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The one that makes you big if eaten. ^_-

Load More Replies...
AnabelleClendening
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww SOOOOOOO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JennyFarmerMelton
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sweet girl and wonderful, creative photographer!

ConnieFogoBlankenship
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love when animals are caught on "film" if they are doing something they do naturally. Animals are so curious, adventurous, unpredictable, loving etc. They can sense whether or not you are a threat to them. Then there is always a showoff in the crowd. One cannot take it for granted there are no dangerous animals out there, because there are. And you are wise to know wich ones are trustworthy, and which ones are not.

suzemagoo
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wonderful photos and the greatest beauty and power lies in the relationship she clearly has being a peer, not a superior, to animals. Worth repeating: "Many people could learn from them."

Yesica1993
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Of course she is superior. She's the one taking the beautiful photos of them.

Load More Replies...
Melissa Menard
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I adore this photographer' talent and amazing untold stories behind these images. I hope Tanja Brandt will see my digital painting version of her photograph. Rainy-day-...0e-png.jpg Rainy-day-for-an-owl-Photoshop-digital-painting-low-617471612cd0e-png.jpg

Janis Fontecchio
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Bless You ! You are exactly what your little friends need, a loving mother and loyal friend. Thank you so much for loving and caring for them. You are a real life inspiration.

Barbara Carlson-Baldwin
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wonder if he has had his wings clipped so he doesn't fly away?

Jeanne Deaux
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My favorite one is the last, you're adorable all together.

JoanneArnold
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I saw a photo of the German Shepard with a Harris Hawk posted by a friend on Facebook today and thought it was Photoshopped. But finding her sig on a larger version of the same photo I found her website and saw all the wonderful photos of the dog with the precious little owl but no Harris Hawk. But then I saw this article and see she DOES have a Harris so the photo was obviously real! Her photos are so wonderful and fun... I just LOVE them! :o)

JamesShank
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This owl has overcome my pathological phobia of wild fungi.

JamesShank
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This owl has overcome my pathological fear of wild fungi

karenw.
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beautiful little creatures.

jevais
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hello Boredpanda, please will stop posting wild animals as pets! After the sale of Arms, drugs, wild animals are sold by a wordwide Mafias. The worest goverments worldwide benfit from the money made with illegal sales of wild animals. One must be responseble of one's acts. Please stop posting such awful pictures of made by these heartless people. Thank very much.

jevais
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Cute, adorable, what else? Owls are wild animals , they fly be free and hunt for themselves. How stupid and cruel to have them as "Pets"! Why all you who "think" it's cute, adorable to have wild animals as pets, don't realise the unhappiness of other ceatures other then yourself. Try to put yourself in the same conditions as all of these poor beast. Would like to used as a toy or an IT object?? Think about it, just once, OK?

HenriGizowski
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Absolute crass commercial exploitation of the worst kind, disguised as heart tugging art with animals. The photographer should be ashamed! Get a life and find something worthwhile to do with the rest of life!

jevais
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Monsieur, I agree totally with you. Animals are not objects or "IT" statuts symbols.

Load More Replies...
GeorgeRozehnal
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The beauty and the tenderness between these unusual friends leaves me speechless... just plain beautiful.

jevais
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No it is not! The poor thing is not living the life it should. It has been taken to be toy for a self centered idiot, who doesn't respect other species.

Load More Replies...
ShelleyOleniacz-Moore
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures!

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

this poor-pitiful owl is even started being Abstract,it's gonna be sick or die soon,can't imaging how this photographer give it's pose and play it like a ball-joint doll,how could a photographer who love the nature give the children of God the foot chains,the rain in the first picture is too fake,LOL,seems like people love beautiful lies so much,

EvieFick
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And this is a BABY OWL. Even better

EvieFick
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I lovvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeee OWLS

jevais
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When they are slaves to humains or free to live as God made them to be?

Load More Replies...
AnnaSalerno
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very clever to put the Owl and Mushroom together, so cute.

TravelingRockhopper
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

super adorable! :) especially the one with an "umbrella"

PhyllisSteging
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How lucky is she? Pretty nice way to live your life. The tiny owl is adorable!!!!

KwihuiHalliday
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Bellicimo! Just a single word will do, I think.

chachkimooch
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That is one well behaved little owl! :)

JudyDowney
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a little sweetie. What kind of owl is he?

Jude
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Poldi behind the camera: "Hey, mom, you'll have to crouch lower down if I'm going to get more than just your feet in the photo." -- I've yet to see a little owl that didn't look totally adorable!

MaxineFultz
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love owls! This little one is just to to cute!!

MariaMallo
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Such beauty, truely beautiful

SallyGillies
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Absolutely wonderful. I'm soooo jealous!

MaragitadoManuela
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So beautiful! The one of the owl and the dog floored me! <3

PhyllisSofia
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very appealing! I usually don't approve of wild animals as pets, but since she actually hatched them herself, they aren't "wild" anymore.......she has a beautiful way with her camera! I really enjoyed the stories in her photographs!

ArrowYazzie
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank you for warming my heart. :)

MyrandaValles
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank You for sharing this. Completely adorable little tiny guy :)

NicolasCruz
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love to contact her to see if she would like to take pix's in Oregon!

NicolasCruz
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love GSD and the Owl together !

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