Animals
ballet

By Mollie Tracey 


This beautiful set of images capture the moment a young ballet dancer interacts with her four-legged friends against a stunning woodland backdrop.

Pic by Andrey Seliverstov / Caters News

The enchanted photos were taken by Andrey Seliverstov, 59 from Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Pic by Andrey Seliverstov / Caters News

He captured the scenes of nine-year-old Maria Palkina and her canine friends after being inspired by famous artists.

Pic by Andrey Seliverstov / Caters News

The fury pups can be seen leaping through the air next to the talented youngster.

Andrey said: “It’s not an easy task to photograph both children and dogs.

Pic by Andrey Seliverstov / Caters News

“And of course for a person who has been photographing dogs for the last 20 years – it’s more difficult to work with kids, especially when they are so young.

Pic by Andrey Seliverstov / Caters News

“I became interested in the “kids and dogs theme” when I saw the works of Elena Shumilova and C.Murray who shoot similar scenes.

Pic by Andrey Seliverstov / Caters News

“The shots proved to be very popular, when I posted them on social media I immediately received thousands of subscribers.”

Pic by Andrey Seliverstov / Caters News

Maria was thrilled with the outcome and added: “I was so lucky to be part of this interesting project by a talented photographer.

Pic by Andrey Seliverstov / Caters News

“It was one of the best photo sessions, Andrey was able to show the two things I couldn’t live without, dancing and dogs.”