Wishing my readers health, happiness and abundance in 2015.
As a great start to my blogging for 2o15 I would like to introduce my readers to the work of the talented wildlife photographer Tanja Askani. My good friend Paul of Learning from Dogs published a series of astonishing photographs by Askani of a rabbit and deer relationship.
The biography of Tanja Askani on her website introduces her love for animals and photography:
“I was born in Czechoslovakia and grew up in an industrial town of a Czech mining region. Love of animals was lived at home. My father taught me from the very beginning how to treat animals and how to take care of them respectfully. He always took abandoned, sick and “waste” animals back home and supported me in taking care of them until we had managed to find a new home for them
In 1990 I moved to Germany and managed to fulfill some of my smaller and bigger dreams. I began to work as falconer at “Wildpark Luneburger Heide” and meanwhile I am in charge of several packs of wolves which I hand raised by myself. Apart from my job I am a passionate photographer, write books and deliver lectures. The focus of attention to me is always the animal itself, and that we have to accept these creatures for what they are and free of moral adjudications and romantic prejudices. “
Askani’s various websites shows young animals in harmony with each other:
“…fascinating photos of animal friendships and encounters between foreign species. These encounters and friendships of the animals have come into being spontaneously, unconstrained by directives. There is no after work in studios, no dressage and no faking by photoshopping. All that is used is the photographic equipment, patience and a lot of time.”
Below is a video capturing some of her work: