The tale of Ollie and Dollie, a pair of pigeons that befriended a family on lockdown

A National Geographic photographer finds an unexpected subject in a pair of bold pigeons that have pushed their way into his household.

Ollie, a pigeon who visits photographer Jasper Doest’s apartment in the Netherlands every day, perches on a plate while Doest fills the dishwasher. Ollie’s partner, Dollie, watches from the outside.

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