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Blended Family

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Tanja Brandt

I clicked on a Bored Panda article a friend posted, and I was thoroughly enjoying the “Animals That Look Like They’re About to Drop the Hottest Albums of the Year” when I was stopped dead by the photo above. Those things are often unattributed, but there was the photographer’s name! I recognized her name immediately because I wrote about her back in 2016. I don’t often revisit an artist, but these striking photos and stories by bird and animal enthusiast Tanja Brandt are too good not to do a catch up.

Brandt seems to have branched out since my last post. Back then, she lived with an owl and a dog. Now, it seems she shares her home with an entire menagerie. She also makes mention of an aviary on her property. And as she tells it, wild animals are not afraid around her. What a magical skill! I am so glad to see her still so happy and at peace with nature. And peaceful (and beautiful) as her photos are, they are definitely not without a deep sense of humor.

I love the stories she tells about the animals’ day and mood changes. Turns out owls are every bit as cranky as they look. So funny! If you read the story beneath the first Insta post below, you’ll see why I decided to call this post Blended Families. Not only have the animals adopted Brandt; they also seem to have adopted each other!

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Phoenix is the smartest of all 😊 πŸ¦… I call her: my little clever-buzzard 😊❀️ . She always sits on the roof at the highest point, because she hears me long before there's any food. . Anyway she always wants to know everything and she's not missing much πŸ™ˆπŸ˜ƒ . But she also has many naughty ideas and I have to be careful with her 😬😱 . We met a walker and Ingo was right next to me and was in super behaviour but the man probably did not like dogs and hissed at Ingo and looked at us very contemptuously πŸ™πŸ™ . Phoenix seemed to notice this and rushed out of a tree and wanted to give him a slap on the head πŸ™ˆπŸ˜± He noticed it and ducked. . I was very embarrassed and I screamed: β€žattention, the buzzards in the forest are wild todayβ€œ and I ran with Ingo on the way πŸ€­πŸ™ˆπŸ˜± Phoenix waited for us down at a small tree trunk and wagged her tail funny as if she wanted to say: well…. only a bit fun ….. . And – she never did this again, so I think, the man … πŸ™πŸ€­πŸ™ˆ . . ——————- Werbung/Advertisement da Nennung #animal #animals #animalphotograpy #tier #tiere #nature #dog #dogs #doglovers #tierfotografie #buzzard #followme #bird #birds #ourplanetdaily #birdsofprey #dogsofinsta #friends #cutecouple #master_shots #big_shotz #love #friendship #bestbirdshots #eizo #sirui #nikon #nikonphotography #nikondeutschland

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On my raft, I'm captain… πŸ‘©β€βœˆοΈ πŸ˜ŠπŸ¦‰ . Wherever life takes you, just enjoy it and smile…β€οΈπŸ¦‰ . . We still had the raft in the garage and took it yesterday. Ronja was totally interested and found the raft really great😊 Jessi was in the water with her. . BΓ€rbel accompanied us with Huuuhuuuu and a swan always circled the raft. Ronja was totally bored by the swan and I was afraid he would come closerπŸ™ˆπŸ˜Š . Actually I wanted to take Gandalf with me but he sits outside in a corner, pulls the worst face ever and doesn't move a millimeterπŸ™ˆπŸ¦‰πŸ€£ That's owlish and means: woe betide anyone who even thinks of taking me along in this weather? 🀣🀣 And so he was also more relaxed to sing the night songs 🀣🀣 . Afterwards we were with the dogs in the mud puddle and all looked like mud monsters. But we had a lot of fun πŸ˜ƒ I still showed the pics. . Good that Gandalf did not have to see this 🀣🀣 . ————– . Werbung/Advertisement da Nennung #animal #animals #animalphotograpy #nature #companions #tierfotografie #followme #owl #owllove #ourplanetdaily #friendship #raft #instragram #birds #funny #NikonDach #friends #owlsofinsta #master_shots #big_shotz #storm #eizo #sirui #nikon #captain #nikonphotography #water #nikondeutschland

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I'm always completely in awe when I look at RΓΌdi… β€οΈπŸ¦‰β€οΈ . All my owls are beautiful and in general, all animals in the world are beautiful (well, I really don't like some insects) but RΓΌdi has something that I can't describe at all 😍 . To his beauty comes something innocent. When he looks at you it is as if there is no evil in the world. . Today the roofer was here and has built a barn owl box in the roof, for the wild barn owls. Milla and Walter found it so creepy (the roofer, not the box πŸ™‚ ) that they didn't want their breakfast and still sit in the corner for safety's sake ….πŸ™ˆπŸ¦‰πŸ™ˆ . In contrast to Sir Gandalf. He doesn't mind such noise, nor screwing and sawing, but the fact that people are in the garden without being asked makes his mood slip down, and it's enormous……..πŸ˜±πŸ¦‰ . In addition Ingo races through the area (he is always so excited when someone is there) and that is nothing for Gandalf. That makes him really angry πŸ˜‘πŸ™ˆπŸ˜±πŸ¦‰ . . ————– . Werbung/Advertisement da Nennung #animal #animals #animalphotograpy #nature #companions #tierfotografie #followme #owl #owllove #ourplanetdaily #beauty #instragram #friends #flight #fmood #NikonDach #owlsofinsta #master_shots #big_shotz #love #friendship #bestbirdshots #eizo #sirui #nikon #nikonphotography #nikondeutschland

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

11 thoughts on “Blended Family

  1. I love animals but have never had the close relationship she seems to have. Must be fun.

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  2. My mother passed this morning. 97 years so I may be out of touch for awhile.

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  3. I love her photographs – indeed it looks like living in a fairytale! (And I saw that Bored Panda article too, so funny!)

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  4. Love it. Love it. Love it. I have always been an animal person. I grew up at the St. Louis Zoo. Got to know the keepers and even got to help feed a couple of the animals. Hal

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