Take a look at these cute animals matched up with their color doppelgangers.

If you want to brighten up a rainy day and melt even the toughest of hearts, Mark Taylor has got your back. The talented British photographer has an uncanny ability of bringing out not only the funny sides of his subjects, but also their cuddly sides.

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As a renowned master of cuteness, Taylor creatively pairs a host of animals such as rabbits, cats, dogs and ducklings to capture their similarities and interactions in a way that’s too cute for words. With a simple white background, Taylor unusually pairs dogs with kittens, ducklings with kittens, rabbits with kittens in a way that they look very similar, but very different!

“The key to these unique photographs is making sure that the subjects (animals) aren’t forced to do anything they don’t like, and it’s easy to tell when they aren’t enjoying themselves,” Taylor says of the pairing process.

Taylor’s extraordinary shots of these animals is to continue the legacy of his late mother, Jane Burton, who was a pioneer of similar photography style, which is now common on calendars that hang in offices, homes and classrooms.

“My mother was one of the pioneers of using clean white backgrounds and I felt I should continue her legacy,” Taylor explains.

Whether it runs in the family for Taylor or it’s just about carrying on her mom’s legacy, these animal pairings are wildly clever, very cool and obviously stuff of legend for animal lovers.

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color-coded-cuteness

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color-coded-cuteness