In pictures, the winners of the International Dog Photography Contest 2022
(CNN Spanish) – Professional, amateur and amateur photographers from different countries participated in the annual Dog Photography Awards, a competition born two years ago that specializes precisely in: taking great pictures of these beautiful animals.
This year already The winners were chosen in four categories: Portrait & Landscape, Studio, Action, and Dogs & People, showcasing the best photos of dogs from around the world riding their skills.
The winners of the 2023 Dog Photography Awards will receive prizes of up to €2,000 (about $2,200) as well as recognition in various media, according to the competition website, which for this edition received more than 1,400 submissions from participants from more than 50 countries.
Category: portraits and landscapes
Winner: Avalanche Rescue Dog
Photographer Dalia Vishan was the first-place winner in this category with a photo showing one of her rescue dogs from an avalanche in Melchsee-Frut, Switzerland being “rescued” as she crouched under an ice cave to capture the moment.
The photographer wrote: “The moment the snow cover breaks, the first ray of light penetrates the cave, the paws dig into the snow and the dog’s muzzle sniffs you, it’s a wonderful moment.”
2nd place: Amber, my Dalmatian
Sophia Hutchinson, the runner-up in the category, says this photo is extra special because it was the first time she was able to walk her dog Amber since she had surgery on her legs. “It fills me with emotion to see her so independent and so captivated by the beauty of nature and wildlife,” Hutchinson wrote.
Third place: Greenland dogs
According to the competition website, photographer Joanne Liu shows a dog in Greenland in this photo. They are animals used in Greenland as sled dogs that behave in this picture in their natural habitat on land provided to them by the government.
“Kids up to 6 months old can roam freely socializing and are friendly and playful. Adults are chained and kept apart. Housing and veterinary care provided by the government,” the photo explains.
Winner: Francisco Junior Mora
Taken during an agility competition in Italy, the winner of this photograph depicts the first hurdle this specimen must cross in a canine agility competition.
“There, where it all begins, is where the human-dog bond is expressed very clearly through such a magnetic appearance, where you can see the strength of the dog’s muscles contract and release energy with every movement of the handler’s head,” wrote Mora, who won first place in the Action category. .
Second place: a dog record
Photographer Kjara Kocbek took second place in this competition with this beautiful action shot of an Australian shepherd jumping during disc dog practice with his handler on a cold, lonely morning in Slovenia.
Julia Hasilkus takes this photo of the pristine landscape of Norway, which despite being cold and misty, sought to create a “friendly sunny landscape” with this friend in the background.
Winner: Things are getting better
Photographer Su Kaye won first place in this category with this photo of a puppy with many wrinkles on its chin in an odd pose.
“It’s not something I’ve seen other people do and it created such a great response and good feedback,” the photographer wrote of this winning photo.
The second place
Jane Thompson won the second place in this category with the image of “Mimi”, a chess dog that looks from behind, showing us its silver and golden fur.
Daniela Schmid took third place in this category with this sweet photo of a newborn puppy sleeping peacefully in someone’s arms.
dogs and people
First place: unconditional love
Sabrina Theden speaks to us in “Unconditional Love,” as the picture is called. At the Railway Museum of Great Britain, Theden shows us a relationship between dog and man that goes beyond loyalty.
The second place
This Sarah Ebner photo of a woman playing at sunset in the middle of a meadow with her dogs took second place in the Dogs and People category.
Finally, photographer Russell Charters took third place with this drone photo of his partner and their dog Luna walking on the beach.