Whether you’re at work, school, or chilling on your sofa at home, these incredible pictures will make your day.
Winter is here! We all had this horrible moment when the rain caught us off guard, without an umbrella, forced us to utilize our creative side. Well, this tiny owl had this kind of moment and sought shelter under a small mushroom.
The talented photographer from Germany, Tanja Brandt, captured the heartwarming moment which took over the internet’s heart.
Although owls may seem mysterious and dark at times, they are one of the most adorable species, and these photos prove it.
Meet Poldi, a 1.5-year-old owl who lives with Brandt. She got him as a pet when he was about five months old. According to her, Poldi was the last of seven owls to hatch and was quite stubborn, but he was welcomed into the world successfully at last.
Poldi was smaller than the average baby owl, and still, to this day, he has remained a tiny owl.
Besides Poldi, Tanja takes care of other creatures as well. She has a big, diverse animal family, including a Harris Hawk, a white-faced owl, a Malinois shepherd, and an adorable snow owl. One of her favorite activities is taking pictures of her unique family.
Tanja said, “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 from my parents. I love the beauty, power, loyalty, courage, and friendship of animals. Many people could learn from them.”
She went on to say, “I never thought an owl and a dog could be best friends, but Poldi and Ingo demonstrate otherwise. The unlikely friendship is truly a beautiful thing. Since Poldi is so small, he is very vulnerable to everything around him – and Ingo has gladly taken on the role of being Poldi’s protector. They respect each other and they can read each other.” Brandt says. “[Poldi the owl] doesn’t know how to live free”.
As seen in the pictures, Tanja spends lots of time and effort in details and makes remarkable photos that have gone viral for all the right reasons.
“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 gets antsy and wants to be with us. We have a lot of fun together,” she added.
You can see more of her work on her website. In her photographs, Tanja shows the world how incredible and beautiful animals are.