One day, fate led German photographer Julia Maria Werner to find a stray dog rummaging through scraps in a garage.
Drawn to his lion-like appearance, the Lion King fan that she is, took him in, fed him food, named him Tschikko Leopold von Werner, and most of all gave him a home.
It also happens that Tschikko loves wearing the mane made for him using scrap fabric.
“In the beginning, he was very insecure,” Julia told Bored Panda. “Someone who knows a lot about dogs told me the best thing is “working“ with him and teaching him some tricks. He loves jumping on things and using the mane. The pictures are both a game and teamwork between us.”
And the photo series “Big City Lion” was born!
To see the whole photo series, visit Julia’s website.