A selection of heartwarming images that celebrate man’s best friend
Now in its 14th year the competition received nearly 7000 entries from over 70 countries from all around the world including Canada, USA, Brazil, New Zealand, Australia, Russia and China.
The fantastic winning dog photos were chosen from these categories:
- Man’s Best Friend,
- Dogs At Play
- Dogs At Work
- Assistance Dogs
- Rescue Dogs
- I Love Dogs Because
- Young Pup Photographer
Denise Czichocki from Switzerland was chosen as the Overall Winner and 1st Place Winner in the Oldies category for her image, Dreaming Merlin. “It wasn’t easy to take photos of him because of his absolute deafness,” says Czichocki. “So I couldn’t work with noises to get his attention…afterwards it wasn’t necessary. He gave me so many beautiful moments as you can see in this picture. This is Merlin, beautiful, dreamy and kind of wise. A wonderful old dog with so much charisma.” Award-winning artist Sara Abbott will personally oil paint this stunning image for this year winner.
One of the best parts of the Dog Photographer of the Year competition is that kids can also apply. This year, 11-year-old Northern California Sabine Wolpert won 1st Place in the Young Pup Photographer category for her image titled Sea Dog, which features her pet Havanese (named Georgie) at the beach. “I took this picture on a beach near my home,” Wolpert said. “Georgie had been running around. She brought a clump of seaweed to me and I put it on her head. I expected her to shake it off but she seemed to like it so I took her picture.”
Find out more about the competition on the Dog Photographer of the Year website.
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** Pink Dream ** Der wunderschöne 14 Jährige Merlin in einem Meer aus Magnolien. Er hat fast sein ganzes Leben im Tierschutz verbracht und geniesst zum Glück seinen Lebensabend nun bereits seit einem Jahr hier in der Schweiz. Ich habe mich sehr gefreut, dass ich ihn heute morgen in der Magnolie fotografieren und solch wundervolle Momente von ihm festhalten durfte ❤️ Shootinganfragen: www.photo-passion.net #canonswitzerland #dogs #hunde #portraitphotography #dogportrait #dogsofinstagram #nationaldogday #bestwoof #dogphotography #dogphoto #ilovedogs #ilovepets #windhund #puppiesofinstagram #hundefotografie #hundefreunde #photopassionnet #hundeblick #podenco_power #sheltiesofinstagram #ilovemydog #podenco #lovelydog #isleofdogs #sigmadeutschland #windhound #meowvswoof #canondeutschland #thestatelyhound #dogsofswitzerland