The animals in these incredible portraits weren’t photoshopped.
Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova used real animals to capture these stunning images. The portraits look like they are straight out of a dream or a fairy tale. In one, a beautiful red-haired woman gives her hand to a bear, as if the pair are about to dance. In another portrait, an owl curls its wings around a young girl’s head. Plotnikova photographed models with several animals, including caribou, snakes, deer, birds, foxes, camels, raccoons and more.
Plotnikova used professional trainers on the sets to get the animals comfortable with the models. In one of the upcoming slides, you’ll see a trainer feeding a bear while it hugs one of the models.
Nevertheless, these are some strikingly beautiful portraits.
To view more of Katerina Plotnikova’s work, visit her website.