The plentiful virtues of canine friendship are celebrated in full display in an annual around the world pet photography competition, including some of the top canine photos of the last year!
The Pet Photography Awards 2022 displays canine virtues such as: trust revealed by dogs navigating obstacle courses at the commands of their masters; life, as shown in their lifesaving skills rescuing people buried under an avalanche; and who can forget humor seen in canines doing things “a little in a different way,” making us laugh– particularly in front of the cam in a pet photographer’s studio.
Now, the winners of the Dog Photography Awards 2022 have been released after being chosen from some 1,400 entries, both professional and amateur, from 50 nations around the globe– everywhere from Canada to Slovenia, from Germany to Greenland. A cash prize of 2,000 euros was awarded and divvied up, with 500 euros going to each of the top winners in the competitors’s 4 classifications, namely: Picture and Landscape, Studio, Action, and Dogs and People.
“This year’s winners are some of the most lovely dog images you will ever see,” the competition specified in a press release.
“The Avalanche Rescuedog” by Dalia Fichmann, from Switzerland. (Thanks To Dalia Fichmann via Pet Photography Awards)
Leading reward in the Portrait and Landscape category went to Dalia Fichmann from Switzerland. Her submission, “The Avalanche Rescuedog,” portrays the fortunate frontal view of a search pet dog’s muzzle poking down through an icy chasm as Fichmann lays buried underneath the snow, seeing pets training to recuperate frantically caught human beings in an emergency scenario.
“I set with the video camera in a small, dark ice cave and let the dogs look for me,” Fichmann stated. “The moment when the snow cover opens up, [when] the first ray of light penetrates the cavern, the paws dig away the snow, and the pet dog’s nose smells towards you is wonderful. A big compliment to all the canine handlers with their four-legged good friends who invest a lot of time and patience. In an emergency, they risk their own lives. The image shows border collie Kyron, who was trying to find me and luckily discovered me.”
“She is Bagheera” by Francesco Junior Mura, from Italy. (Courtesy of Francesco Junior Mura via Pet Dog Photography Awards)
Capturing first place in the Action category, Francesco Junior Mura from Italy photographed a nimble competition dog called Bagheera dexterously traversing a hurdle in an obstacle course, obliging her master’s signals faithfully and obediently.
“The first challenge of the course is the moment I prefer many of all,” Mura specified of his snapshot “She Is Bagheera.” “There, where everything starts, [is] where the bond in between human and pet is revealed in such a clear method by such a magnetic appearance, where you can see the power of [a] dog’s muscles contracting and launching energy at every handler’s nod.”
An artful canine vignette amassed the leading reward in the Studio category with UK-based professional photographer Su Kaye’s black and white portrait, “Things Are Searching for,” abstractly featuring the unusual, wrinkly neck of a puppy looking skyward.
“Just attempting to do something different from the standard and create something distinct in my studio and a new design,” Kaye said. “Not something I’ve seen other individuals doing and has developed a great response and excellent responses.”
“Things Are Searching for” by Su Kaye, from the UK. (Courtesy of Su Kaye by means of Dog Photography Awards)
“Genuine Love” by Sabrina Theden, from Germany. (Courtesy of Sabrina Theden via Canine Photography Awards)
Sabrina Theden from Germany carried first place in the Dogs and Individuals classification for her beautiful picture of a mottled collie with lovely dichromatic eyes and an adoring owner together in a railway museum. The photograph is fittingly titled “Genuine Love.”
Naturally, there are many more images that we haven’t mentioned however have actually included them here for your watching enjoyment. These feature an euphoric walk on the beach photographed from above, a precious puppy that fits in the palm of a hand, and one pet dog seeming to skyrocket through the air after a frisbee. There are Dalmatians, Jack Russells, and border collies, in addition to canines named Luna, Molly, Mimi, and a lot more!
By Sophia Hutchinson, from the UK. (Courtesy of Sophia Hutchinson through Pet Dog Photography Awards)
By Joanne Liu, from Canada. (Courtesy of Joanne Liu via Pet Dog Photography Awards)
By Kjara Kocbek, from Slovenia. (Thanks To Kjara Kocbek through Pet Photography Awards)
By Julia Habelkub, from Germany. (Thanks To Julia Habelkub through Pet Photography Awards)
“Mimi’s Backstory” by Jane Thomson, from Canada. (Thanks To Jane Thomson by means of Pet Photography Awards)
By Daniela Schmid, from Germany. (Courtesy of Daniela Schmid by means of Dog Photography Awards)
By Sarah Ebner, from Switzerland. (Thanks To Sarah Ebner via Pet Dog Photography Awards)
By Russell Charters, from Australia. (Courtesy of Russell Charters through Pet Photography Awards)
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