Elena Shumilova is a mother from from Andreapol, Russia, that has been taking stunning photos of her sons with animals. Now, those photos are making their way around the internet. The photos, hosted on 500px, aren't just cute (although they definitely are). They show a connection between children and animals that, as adults get older, we forget about. It's magical.
Elena began taking pictures of her sons Yaroslav and Vanya in 2012 when she received her first professional camera.
Elena used to sketch and paint, now her medium is photography and her subjects are her sons.
Her boys have always had an affinity for animals...
And the animals have a special connection with them as well.
The two are animal whisperers, sharing secrets and moments with bunnies, ducklings, dogs and cats.
Children and animals are both innocent. They live in a fantastical world that we adults seem to forget about.
Elena's photography captures the incredible connection.
Even though Elena's emotions are captured in her photography...
Its her boys and their animals that truly shine.
Yaroslav and Vanya are precious animal whisperers. There is something so relaxing about these photos, I could look at them all day, dreaming that I lived in their world. To see more of her wonderful photos, visit her 500px profile. Source: 500px.com / Follow Elena on Facebook Here Share Elena's work with others by clicking below.