Cute Tiny Owl Goes Viral So We Interviewed The Photographer (10 Pics)

After this super adorable photo of an owl hiding from rain took the internet by storm, we decided to reach out to the photographer Tanja Brandt to tell us more about it.

“Poldi, our little owl is 1,5 years old. I got him when he was five months old. He didn’t want to come out his egg and he was very small, the smallest. His six sisters were all hatched, and as he was the last to be born, days after the others, he was very small. I also have a Harris Hawk named Phönix, a Weissgesichtseule named Gandalf, and a snow owl named Uschi,” Tanja Brandt told Bored Panda.

“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 get antsy and want to be with us. We have lot of fun together.”

“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 for my parents. I love the beauty, power, loyalty, courage and friendship of animals. Many people could learn from them.”

 

Thank you, Tanja Brandt for the interview and the images!

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/owl-hiding-from-rain-mushroom-podli-tanja-brandt/

Day Old Otter Pup Falls Asleep On Its Floating Mothers Belly

This footage of a one-day-old baby otters sleeping on his mother’s belly was captured by photographer Connie Levenhagen. The two were spotted in a pool outside the Monterey Bay Aquarium, in California.

“This baby sea otter was born in the ‘Great Tide Pool’ at the Monterey Bay Aquarium on 12/20/15,” said a zoo employee. “Her mom is a wild, Californian sea otter that sought refuge in the pool to shield her against other animals and the stormy day.”

 

Image credits: Tyson V. Rininger

Watch the otter pup in action below:

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/baby-otter-sleeps-mother-belly-monterey-bay-aquarium/