What you’re looking at may come across as a series of incredibly realistic photoshop creations, merging model and animal, but Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova doesn’t use any digital magic to create these surreal photographs – these are real, live animals…
Although it may seem an incredibly dangerous idea, this series was created with the help of two professional animal trainers (and some very, very brave models…). Even without the well trained animals, Plotnikova’s photos possess a strong mysticism and dream-like quality, her models beaming with elegance further enhanced by the contrast of the animals. The bear, being a symbol of primal strength in instinct is an especially strong example.
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All Images © Katerina Plotnikova