Even though we hear that a dog is a man’s best friend, it turns out a dog can be a small owl’s best friend as well. Meet the incredible pair of unlikely buddies: Ingo the dog and the adorable owlet Poldi. Ingo is a large, beautiful Belgian Shepherd and Poldi is a tiny, undomesticated owlet
Professional animal photographer Tanja Brandt from Germany took dozens of incredible pictures of Ingo and Poldi.
Poldi is one year old and the photographer describes their relationship as “protector-protected”.
Ingo always wants Poldi close by. Poldi “doesn’t know how to live free,” according to Tanja.
Poldi was born a bit more vulnerable than his brothers and sisters because he hatched two days later than his siblings and is very tiny compared to other owls. He needed more attention and care than others. In sharp contrast, Ingo comes from a family of police dogs and has definitely had tough moments in life.
“They respect each other and they can read each other,” Tanja wrote on her website.
Ingo and Poldi clearly love each other. Poldi always snuggles up to Ingo and stays close by. Tanja captured some playful and absolutely heartwarming moments of the two together.
Tanja posts updates about Ingo, Poldi and their families regularly on her website and Instagram account. Her photos are truly stunning and unique.