Tiny Owl Adopts Belgian Shepherd, And Now They’re The Best Of Friends! [Photos]

Ingo, a Belgian shepherd, and Poldi, a one-year-old owlet, share a very special bond which is evident in the following photos.

Tanja Brandt

Credit: Tanja Brandt

For years, photographer Tanja Brandt has made it her mission to capture magnificent photos of animals and wildlife. Recently, the German artist found a new challenge when she photographed the unique bond between two unlikely friends: Ingo, a Belgian shepherd, and Poldi (Napoleon), a one-year-old owlet.

WhiteWolfPack relays that the owlet and canine have a special “protector-protected” relationship and that their affection towards each other couldn’t be any more evident. Ingo lovingly guards Poldi, who apparently “doesn’t know how to live free.”

The owlet hatched two days after his six brothers and sisters, therefore, has always been very vulnerable due to his small size. Comparatively, Ingo was raised to by a family of strong, and oftentimes ruthless, police dogs.

“They respect each other and they can read each other,” says the photographer.

When unique relationships form between animals of different species, it’s almost natural to celebrate their friendship. If animals can overcome prejudices to befriend and love other creatures, what’s stopping mankind from following suit?

Following are some adorable photos of the unlikely best friends:

Credit: Tanja Brandt

Credit: Tanja Brandt

Credit: Tanja Brandt

Credit: Tanja Brandt

Credit: Tanja Brandt

Credit: Tanja Brandt

Credit: Tanja Brandt

Credit: Tanja Brandt

Credit: Tanja Brandt

Credit: Tanja Brandt

Credit: Tanja Brandt

Credit: Tanja Brandt

Credit: Tanja Brandt

Credit: Tanja Brandt

Credit: Tanja Brandt

Credit: Tanja Brandt

Credit: Tanja Brandt

Credit: Tanja Brandt

Credit: Tanja Brandt

Credit: Tanja Brandt

Credit: Tanja Brandt

Credit: Tanja Brandt

Credit: Tanja Brandt

Credit: Tanja Brandt

Credit: Tanja Brandt

Credit: Tanja Brandt

Credit: Tanja Brandt

Credit: Tanja Brandt

Credit: Tanja Brandt

Credit: Tanja Brandt

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