BEAUTIFUL IS THIS?
anja Brandt is a German
photographer who has dedicated her career towards photographing animals and
In one of her most recent
Brandt shot photographs
of a highly unlikely pair of friends – Ingo, the Belgian shepherd; and Poldi
(Napoleon), the one-year-old owlet.
Poldi and Ingo are both
pets of Brandt’s, and have formed a bond over the past year that the
photographer simply couldn’t ignore.
Brandt is a professional
photographer, and has years of experience doing photoshoots with various
Ingo, the shepherd, is
one of her most loyal and popular models.
“The dog is very
very well educated. He is able to do every order by
Head down, head
right, stay, sit, everything… but not so with the
Brandt describes the
relationship between Ingo and Poldi as somewhat of a ‘protector-protected’
Ingo is a guardian for
Poldi, whom Brandt states “doesn’t know how to live
Poldi didn’t hatch until
two days after his six brothers and sisters, and has always been very vulnerable
due to his size.
Ingo, on the other hand,
comes from a family of strong and oftentimes ruthless police
Ingo is very protective
over the year-old owlet, and their bond is as strong off-camera as it appears in
“They respect each
other and they can read each other.”
Ingo is often
photographed with various birds (such as the Harris
and other animals, but he
doesn’t share a bond with anyone quite like he does with