After hosting a successful dog photography contest in 2021, the Dog Photography Awards have returned with another incredible competition. This year, the winners were divided into four categories: Action, Portrait and Landscape, Dogs and People, and Studio. The first, second, and third place winners of each category were awarded.
There were over 1,400 entries from 50 different countries, so choosing the best was no easy task. The 12 photos that won the top spots truly earned their rankings because they’re all mesmerizing and adorable.
Francesco Junior Mura took this action shot during a dog agility competition in Italy. Mura said the first obstacle of the course is the most interesting because it showcases the bond between the dog and their handler.
Kjara Kocbek took this jaw-dropping photo during a training session with her dog at sunrise in Slovenia.
Julia Hasselkuss took this photo on a foggy day during her vacation in Norway with her energetic furry friend.
Portrait and Landscape
Dalia Fichmann took this photo of an avalanche rescue dog. To get the photo, she spent some time with an avalanche rescue team in Switzerland. She went into an ice cave while the dogs searched for her, and she took this photo as one of the dogs was digging his way toward her.
Sophia Hutchinson took this photo of a Dalmatian named Amber. Amber had to go through two leg operations when she was only a puppy, and this photo was taken during one of her first times walking off-leash after her recovery.
Joanne Liu took this photo of a young sled dog curled up in the snow in Greenland. She explained that these dogs live naturally on land that’s provided to them by the government.
Dogs and People
Sabrina Theden took this photo of her with her dog, Kenzy, during a Harry Potter-themed photoshoot. It’s meant to capture a moment of unconditional love.
Sarah Ebner took this beautiful photo of two dogs playing with a woman during sunset.
Russell Charters took this photo of his partner walking their dog named Luna along an Australian beach. The perspective creates a unique shadow of the duo.
Su Kaye took this photo as a way to get people to question what they’re looking at. It’s a portrait of her dog from a unique angle below her dog’s head.
Jane Thomson photographed this unique angle of a Yorkie named Mimi. She calls it “Mimi’s Backstory.”
Daniela Schmid took this photo of a breeder holding a newborn puppy in Bavaria.
These are just some of the many incredible photos that were submitted. To see the full list of finalists, you can check out the Dog Photography Awards’ website.
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