Photographer Takes Portraits Of Dogs That Are Perfectly Imperfect
“One of my most passionate aims as an animal photographer is to capture the adorable subtleties that make all creatures precious and unique. I love every animal I have the privilege of photographing, but those perceived as different hold a special place in my heart. These are the canines who have lost a leg, been born without eyes, or are still showing the scars of former abuse,” says Cearns. “Most animals with ‘afflictions’ don’t dwell on them. They adapt to their bodies without complaint and they survive with determination. They push on, always, wanting to be included and involved in everything as much as they can, and as much as an able-bodied pet does.”
#1 Aryah Who Was Crushed In The Womb As A Puppy
#2 Mya Who Is Blind
#3 Dot Who Lost Her Eye
#4 Jessie Who Loves Her Wheels
#5 Vegemite Who Lost An Eye
#6 Puppy Jakk Who Was Born With Malformed Front Legs
I Conquered My Fear Of Being Suspended By Thin Fabric And Saw The Most Incredible, Magical Landscapes
I stumbled off the bus at 4:30 am and into the cold crisp air of Cappadocia. Already – as the sun was just starting to peak over the mountains – hundreds of hot air balloons were beginning their slow drift across the valley.
Clutching my coffee and seeing our balloon gradually inflate, my apprehension started to set in. Will that thin piece of fabric really hold us up? Do these guys know what they’re doing? Am I crazy to climb into a picnic basket and be suspended 800 metres in the air?
Yes, yes and no. After a very quick safety briefing we were up and away. But it was nothing like I expected. With effortless grace, we slowly began drifting about a metre off the ground. Our skilled pilot manoeuvred us inches over the treetops. Down the valleys. Along its walls.
A balloon ride at Cappadocia is something to behold, and nothing to be underestimated. The wanderlust here is intense. Soon after take-off, the most spectacular visual combination of colour and scenery was about to unfold.