At first, I was just as enchanted as most of my friends who posted these photos, which were staged and shot by Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova. Who wouldn’t be jealous of beautiful models who got to hug, and be caressed by, cuddly animals?

Some of them, like the portraits with the owl, and the foxes, are really quite beautiful. Looking through them again however, I realized that these are kind of creepy. The models look very young, and some of their expressions, and positions, are pretty sexual. I also had to consider the animals themselves — the shot could not have taken place without the help of on-site animal trainers, but were these animals drugged at all?

What is your opinion on Katerina Plotnikova’s photo set? Is this totally weird, or just another work of art?