Heterochromia, or two different colored eyes, is a pretty rare phenomenon among humans. According to one study, less than 1% of the population has this kind of mesmerizing look. This phenomenon can be seen among animals too, and, I don’t know if official statistics support my experience as a dog lover, Huskies tend to have this rare genetic mutation the most.
Photographer Kelly Pilgrim-Byrne, 47, from Perth, Australia, found heterochromia at dogs particularly interesting and aesthetically appealing and decided to do a photo series featuring dogs with different colored eyes. You can imagine the trouble she went through to find dogs with this condition and with a right temperament to pose for her series, due to its rarity. Finding a model to pose with the pack with the matching color of eyes would probably be even harder, so the model in the photos Melanie Doust, wore colored lenses to create the effect of different colored irises. Two of seven dogs from the pack have heterochromia.
Check out in the gallery below the beautiful photos from this series featuring dogs with heterochromia and learn what Kelly, the photographer, and Melanie, the model, told to MailOnline about this interesting project. More info: 7to1photography