The Cutest Animal Family Portraits You’ve Ever Seen

Sometimes we humans think of ourselves as alone in the universe—there’s no one and nothing else that feels the way we do. Funny thing is, it’s a lot less true than we think. Check out this album of “family portraits” and see if it doesn’t pull on your heartstrings a little:

Most of us who live closely with animals know intrinsically that animals have emotions that are possibly as complex and varied as human emotions. Albums such as the one above give a photographic voice to that inner knowledge, reminding us that we’re not the only ones who feel love, joy, sadness, grief, and familial connection.

What do you think? Do these photos reveal true family connection or are they taken in such a way to encourage us humans to read that into the photos?

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