Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova creates fairytale images with live animals

Take a tumble down the rabbit hole and lose yourself in Katerina Plotnikova‘s magical animal photographs.

The Russian photographer’s images invite us into a dreamlike world in which nature’s most magnificent beasts and humanity co-exist in harmony.

The surreal shots show wild creatures including snakes, elephants, giraffes and foxes in gentle interaction with delicate maidens dressed in costumes evoking classic fairytales such as Little Red Riding Hood. But far from relying on the help of Photoshop trickery to create the intimate moments between the ‘princesses’ and their feral co-stars, all of the peaceful photographs are completely real.

Supervised by two animal trainers, Plotnikova managed to produce, in her own words, “another tale about wonderland”.

You can see more of Katerina’s work and purchase prints here.

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