Based on an original photo series launched on Bored Panda, these portraits of perfectly imperfect animals will uplift and inspire, finding a special place in your heart with their ability to overcome physical adversity. Alex Cearns artfully captures their intrinsic beauty and spirit; their sweetness, resilience, and strength. “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 and I have the privilege of photographing, but those perceived as different hold a special place in my heart. These are the canines who have lost a leg, been born without eyes, or are still showing the scars of former abuse,” said Cearns. “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. They need the same love as any other pet, and give the same love as any other pet – and they each have value as sentient beings.” Anyone who needs a hit of inspiration from an uplifting read there is also Cearns’ book “Perfect Imperfection – Dog portraits of Resilience”, where he complied over 60 canine images and of course you can follow him on Instagram.