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Perfectly Imperfect. Photographer Takes Beautiful Portraits Of Resilient And Loving Dogs

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For a dog lover, there are no ugly dogs. They will love them unconditionally, no matter how they look. But for some people is hard to see it past their appearance to love and accept a dog that’s been through a lot.

What they can’t see is that these dogs have so much to offer, just like any other dog in need of a home. Most of these dogs have been through hell and back, and their little bodies show the consequences of it. Unfortunately, they are the last ones to be adopted.

Alex Cearns, an award-winning animal photographer from Australia, decided to feature these resilient animals in her latest book.  Each dog featured in the book have some sort of imperfection; Mia is blind, Jessie is in a wheelchair and they are just as cute and lovable as any other dog. What differentiates them from the others is their ability to overcome physical adversity.

“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 creatures who have lost a leg, been born without eyes, or are still showing the scars of former abuse. 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,” Cearns said to Bored Panda.

Dr. Stephen Hawking once said that nothing in the universe is perfect and it if it wasn’t for imperfection, neither me or you would be here. Let’s learn to celebrate every living creature’s beautiful and unique imperfections.

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