The winners of the International Canine Photography awards 2022 were announced in the following categories- Picture and Landscape, Action, Studio and Dogs and Individuals. In the Picture and Landscape classification- Dalia Fichmann was the winner for her photograph of an Avalanche Rescue Dog. The 2nd position was protected by Sophia Hutchinson for her photograph of her Dalmatian Amber. And the third position in this category went to Joanne Liu for clicking a Greenland Dog.
In the Action category- Francesco Junior Mura was the winner, followed by Kjara Kocbek and Julia Haßelkuß in second and third location respectively. Su Kaye was the winner in the Studio classification. Jane Thomson came second and Daniela Schmid came 3rd. Meanwhile, here are the winners in the Pets and People classification- Sabrina Theden (top place), Sarah Ebner (2nd location), and Russel Charters (3rd location).
Apart from arranging an annual competition, the International Pet dog Photography awards also arrange regular monthly contests for expert, amateur and student professional photographers throughout the world. The goal of these awards is to promote gifted pet dog professional photographers all over the world.
Dalia Fichmann’s ‘The Avalanche Rescue Pet Dog’
Dalia Fichmann, a professional photographer from Switzerland was the winner in the Picture and Landscape classification. The Avalanche Rescue Canines are the very first responders to look for people buried in avalanches. Fichmann says she companied rescue groups in Melchsee-Frutt.
“To record the minute when the pet discovers the buried person and digs through the snow, I set with the camera in a little, dark ice cavern and let the pet dogs look for me. The minute when the snow cover opens, the very first ray of light permeates the cavern, the paws dig away the snow and the canine’s nose sniffs towards you is terrific,”she says.
‘She is Bagheera’ by Francesco Junior Mura
Professional Photographer Francesco Junior Mura, the winner of the Action classification, clicked this photo throughout an Agility Pet competition in Italy. “Dexterity Dog is trust. Dexterity Pet is regard. Dexterity Canine is togetherness,” Mura says.
Daniela Schmid’s sleeping pup picture.
Daniel Schmid, an individual in the Studio classification, secured the third position for her photograph of a young puppy sleeping on the hands of a person. The photograph was clicked with a Canon EOS 90d F/6.3 ISO-250 1/250 Sek.
Sarah Ebner’s ‘Of dogs and people’Photographer Sarah Ebner placed 3rd in the pets and people classification for clicking a picture of hers with two pet dogs as the sun sets. The photograph was clicked with a Canon 6D Mark II & Sigma 85 mm 1.4 EX DG HSM.(Photograph: Others )