20 Unbelievable Portraits of People with Real Animals

Have you ever dreamed of using real animals in your images? Katerina Plotnikova is a photographer from Moscow who is famous for her surrealistic portraits that incorporate a variety of animals. She pushes the limits of possibility to create these unique combinations of both reality and surrealism:

However, the twist is that none of Plotnikova’s images have been Photoshopped. Instead, she works with professional animal trainers in order to stage her images.

Her most prominent image features a bear, which often symbolizes strength and instinct, contrasting with her elegant female model. Her photos have a touch of magic; they seem to create original fairytales.

Plotnikova uses a Canon 5D Mark II and a 50mm lens for much of her work.

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