Do you ever believe a dog and an owl could become friend? It sounds like a fairy tale? But it is true for Germany-based animal photographer and collage artist Tanja Brandt’s dog Ingo and owl Poldi. Brandt clearly documents their unlikely friendship in heartwarming portraits that show the closeness of their bond. Whether the duo is splashing in a creek, enjoying the evening light together, or cuddling beneath a blanket, it’s clear how much they enjoy each other’s company. Like those photos? Head over Brandt’s 500px page and find more.
When talking about owl, their big eyes probably are first things coming to your mind, then you might recall the humanized expression on their face. However, getting those birds look at you like humans do isn’t easy thing. Brad Wilson photographed below owls from the World Bird Sanctuary in St. Louis and The Wildlife Center near Española, New Mexico. Each bird is set against a stark black background, and the brilliant vantage point allows us to marvel at their unique qualities. Tiny feathers, short beaks, and glassy eyes stare straight into the camera with an intense gaze.
Camouflage, also called cryptic coloration, is a defense or tactic that organisms use to disguise their appearance, usually to blend in with their surroundings. The mimic octopus and chameleons aren’t the only animals who can camouflage themselves from predators, and these owls in this post prove they are also the master of camouflage in nature. By tactically using their color, marking or posture, these perfectly blend themselves into the environment. Here we collected 11 examples of owl camouflage from world. Take a closer look and let us know can you identify them from the pictures.