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Whimsical images by photographer Katerina Plotnikova

Whimsical images by photographer Katerina Plotnikova
Katerina Plotnikova did something extremely amazing! She used no photoshop! All poses and animals are real!

http://www.fosgrafi.com/2014/04/01/not-photoshop-these-are-real-animals/

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