Photographer Elena Shumilova has captured the inseparable bond that exists between animals and children in a heart-warming selection of pictures.

 They capture children and animals at various moments in every-day life in Moscow and Andreapol, Russia.

Children are pictured playing with animals in a woodland, gazing out of a frosty, steamed up window before bed and finally snuggling up with them

Rural settings, natural phenomena and the changing seasons seem to be the greatest stimuli in her works.

'When shooting I prefer to use natural light – both inside and outside. I love all sorts of light conditions – street lights, candle light, fog, smoke, rain and snow – everything that gives visual and emotional depth to the image,' the photographer said.
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Responses to "Russian Photographer Captures The Powerful Bond Between Children And Animals (12 Pics)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Absolutely fabulous, stunning photo's

  2. Unknown says:

    ...wonderful works - well done! :-)

  3. Stella says:


  4. Anonymous says:

    So beautiful and pure !

  5. Bev says:

    oh the connection, the waves of Love from all,the innocence and purity, what a Joy to feel and see, THANK YOU Elena for this precious, Gift you have given us

  6. Rita says:

    The photographs are unique and heartwarming. Thank you for sharing. Bravo!

  7. Unknown says:

    Wow Love it xxx

  8. Anonymous says:

    super pictures

  9. Anonymous says:

    Wonderful, talented, soothing.

  10. Anonymous says:

    So precious :)

  11. Anonymous says:

    makes your heart melt

  12. Zoltan says:

    Szpasziba , ocseny kracivaja ! :)

  13. Anonymous says:

    so beautiful photos... Loved them all.

  14. Unknown says:

    what can one say .I understand this from when I was a child stuck in an area in the uk where I was hated because I was English .my only friends were animals many got shot to spite me . .ive never forgot .now I rescue animals to repay them for the happiness they gave me

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  16. exlorenz says:

    Incredible bonds. Very beautiful.

  17. Unknown says:

    She is a master!

  18. Unknown says:

    i take your pardon, but you call the photographer ELENA SHUMILOVA but the name on the pictures is ELENA KARNEEVA. Is it the same photographer? I dont think so

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