A German photographer, Tanja Brandt, dedicated most of her career towards photographing animals and wildlife.
The photos you are going to see are part of a recent project. The main characters of Brandt’s pictures are Ingo, the Belgian shepherd and Poldi (Napoleon), the one-year-old owlet.
Brandt highlights in her photos the relationship between Ingo and Poldi as somewhat of a ‘protector-protected’ relationship. Ingo is a guardian for Poldi, whom Brandt states “doesn’t know how to live free”.
On the one hand, Poldi has always been very vulnerable due to his size. On the other hand, Ingo comes from a family of strong police dogs.
Ingo proves to be very protective over the year-old owlet. Their strong bond reflected in Tanja’s photographs. Their relationship is so close, that they can read each other.
Although Ingo is physically stronger and he is very protective over his friend, Poldi also takes care of his canine companion. They have a mutual true friendship, they both love and care for one another. There is no doubt about that and you can clearly notice this admiring Brandt’s photographs.