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.
The enchanted photos were taken by Andrey Seliverstov, 59 from Saint Petersburg, Russia.
He captured the scenes of nine-year-old Maria Palkina and her canine friends after being inspired by famous artists.
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.
“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.
“I became interested in the “kids and dogs theme” when I saw the works of Elena Shumilova and C.Murray who shoot similar scenes.
“The shots proved to be very popular, when I posted them on social media I immediately received thousands of subscribers.”
Maria was thrilled with the outcome and added: “I was so lucky to be part of this interesting project by a talented photographer.
“It was one of the best photo sessions, Andrey was able to show the two things I couldn’t live without, dancing and dogs.”