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This Tiny Owl Needed Protection, Befriends Giant German Shepherd For Safety..

Dog may be more than just man’s best friend — especially after this unlikely duo of owl and German Shepherd have met. Ingo the German Shepherd has begun to care for the owlet Poldi. It’s amazing to see such diverse creatures interacting so lovingly!


Source: Tanja Brandt

German artist and photographer Tanja Brandt took these incredible photos of the dog/owl pair. Their relationship is one of protector and protected.


Source: Tanja Brandt

Ingo stays close by Poldi’s side, caring for the year-old owlet as her own child. The owl hatched later than his brothers or sisters, and is far too small to take care of himself. Ingo comes from a family of service dogs, and has taken on the role of the small owl’s solemn protector.


Source: Tanja Brandt

“They respect each other and can read each other,” writes Tanja on her website.

Ingo is the protector, but Poldi provides a love that the shepherd had precious little of. Poldi always snuggles close to Ingo. It’s such an incredibly sweet, if unlikely, partnership.


Source: Tanja Brandt

A keen animal lover, Tanja posts regular updates from the duo on her website. What began with a photography workshop has turned into her life’s work.


Source: Tanja Brandt

Poldi, short for “Napoleon”, is not the only bird that Tanja cares for. Her family also includes hawks, falcons, and other owls.


Source: Tanja Brandt

While they have their own separate lives, Ingo and Poldi regularly spend time together. Tanja is always close by to capture their most tender moments.


Source: Tanja Brandt
Source: Tanja Brandt
Source: Tanja Brandt
Source: Tanja Brandt
Source: Tanja Brandt
Source: Tanja Brandt

Source: Tanja Brandt

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