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Perfect Imperfection: Photographer Documents The Beauty Of Animals With Disabilities

‘Perfect Imperfection’ is the work of animal photographer Alex Cearns of Australia, which showcases some gorgeous snaps of animals that have faced some sort of disability in their lives yet fought through it to live happy and fulfilling lives. With the likes of missing limbs, blindness and various other ailments causing the animals hardships in their life, Cearns wanted to capture the animal’s beauty without emphasizing simply on their impairment.

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These perfectly shot images almost manage to make you forget there is anything wrong with these animals, and that they are as cute and happy looking as healthy ones.

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Cearns explains “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 I have the privilege of photographing, but those perceived as “different” hold a special place in my heart.

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These are the creatures who have lost a leg, been born without eyes, or are still showing the scars of former abuse. 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.”

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After constant eye issues, Scrappy had both his eyes removed

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Kitten Nimh had both eyes removed after complications from the birth

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Oompah suffered from mange was rescued and adopted through the Dogs’ Refuge Home of WA

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Baby Goat from RSPCA WA who had a broken leg

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One-eyed Louie

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3 legged greyhound Hannah, adopted through Greyhound Angels WA

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A blind kitten rescued and cared for by the Bali Animal Welfare Association

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Jack the one-eyed Pug

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Savannah, the beloved Rottweiler had a groundbreaking implant placed into the bone of her front left leg after having half amputated due to aggressive cancer. RIP

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Blind Mia from the Bali Animal Welfare Association

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Rupert the 3 legged rescue kitten

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Beloved pet Rowdy, who had her front leg removed due to aggressive cancer. RIP

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A baby dove rescued by Todd and Kirsty Gogol, who required an eye and partial skull amputation due to an infection

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Bali Pip has mange, rescued by the Bali Animal Welfare Association

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Spike the pink and grey Galah was rescued by Possum Valley Animal Sanctuary

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A 3 legged rescue puppy saved by the Bali Animal Welfare Association

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Rescue pooch Andie from Dogs’ Refuge Home of WA who had mange

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Bali Pip who has mange, rescued by the Bali Animal Welfare Association

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Barbara, a victim of abuse, who received head and skull injuries, rescued and adopted through RSPCA WA

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3 legged greyhound Hannah, adopted through Greyhound Angels WA

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Blind puppy Ray Charles was born without properly formed eyes and was saved by Saving Animals From Euthanasia (SAFE) Perth

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Snoopy the 3 legged beagles from the Dogs’ Refuge Home of WA

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Beloved pet Rowdy, who had her front leg removed due to aggressive cancer. RIP

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Puppy Spike was suffering from mange and was rescued and adopted through Best Friends Animal Rescue

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A 3 legged pup rescued by the RSPCA WA

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