by Marta Millere in New Photography on Saturday 5 April 2014

In times when half of the magic in photography is achieved with Photoshop, Katerina Plotnikova captures real, breathtaking scenes of girls interacting with, and embracing, wild sometimes dangerous animals. Plotnikova’s photographs bring to life a mythical world inhibited by stunning princesses whose best friends are bears, owls and even camels.

As described here, ‘the images transport the viewer to a place outside of space and time. They are “another tale about wonderland”‘.

How did Moscow-based Plotnikova achieve this magic? With an insane amount of patience, an eye for beauty and the help of two professional animal trainers.

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