Portrait & Landscape

Dalia Fichmann

1st Place, Portrait & Landscape

The avalanche rescuedog

“Away from the pistes, away from the hustle and bustle, enjoying the softness of the powder snow, the untouchedness .. The dark side of it: every year people are buried by avalanches. The search in rough terrain is usually very difficult. The avalanche rescuedogs are often the first responders, fighting their way through the avalanche cones on their four paws with a lot of perseverance to look for the buried people, who are sometimes buried several meters under the snow masses. In Melchsee-Frutt (Switzerland) I have accompanied the rescue teams led by Nicole Dammann with the camera for a day. The dogs are trained using positive reinforcement to keep them enjoying the search. To capture the moment when the dog finds the buried person and digs through the snow, I lay down with the camera in a small, dark ice cave and let the dogs search for me. The moment when the snow cover opens up, the first ray of light penetrates the cave, the paws dig away the snow and the dog's nose sniffs towards you is wonderful.
A big compliment to all the dog handlers with their four-legged friends who invest a lot of time and patience.
In an emergency, they risk their own lives. Thanks to all!
The picture shows Border Collie Kyron, who was looking for me and fortunately found me."

Nikon D3, Nikkor 24-70mm, ISO4500, 38mm, f5, 1/800

Sophia Hutchinson

2nd Place, Portrait & Landscape

This shot of Amber my Dalmatian is so special to me as this was one of the first walks we were able to do off lead since her two leg operations. It fills me with emotion seeing her so independent and captivated by the beauty of nature and wildlife.

Device make: SONY
Device model: ILCE-7RM3
Focal length: 85mm
F number: f/1.4
Metering mode: Spot
Exposure program: Manual
Exposure time: 1/1000

Joanne Liu

3rd Place, Portrait & Landscape

These photos are of Greenland Dogs (Greenlandic: Kalaallit Qimmiat, Danish: Grønlandshund) in Ilulissat, Greenland behaving naturally on the land provided to them by the government. There used be 30,000 Greenland Dogs and now there are only around 15,000. In Greenland they are exclusively used as working sled dogs. Climate change has reduced their use in favour of skidoos, which are better able to handle marginal ice conditions. Puppies up until about 6 months of age are allowed to roam untethered in order to socialize them and are friendly and playful. Adults are chained and kept separate. Housing and veterinary care is provided by the government.
A Canon R5 and 100-400 mm lens at f5 to f5.6 was used to take all three photos in September 2022.

Action

Francesco Junior Mura

1st Place, Action

"She is Bagheera"

The first obstacle of the course is the moment I prefer most of all.

There, where it all begins, where the bond between Human and Dog is expressed in such a clear way by such a magnetic look, where you can see the power of dog’s muscles contracting and releasing energy at every handler’s nod.

Agility Dog is trust

Agility Dog is respect

Agility Dog is togetherness

This photo was taken during an Agility Dog competition in Italy.

Sony A9 + 70 200 2.8 GM2

1/2000 iso 3200 200mm

Kjara Kocbek

2nd Place, Action

Canon 5D mark III, Canon 70-200mm 2.8L IS II
f/3.5, 1/1250, ISO 200, 200mm
Took at sunrise in Slovenia.

Julia Haßelkuß

3rd Place, Action

ISO 80
f/1,4
1/2500s
Sony Alpha 7 MIV
Sigma Art 35mm

I took this picture during our vacation in Norway. It was very foggy that day, so I wanted to create a friendly and sunny look.

Studio

Su Kaye

1st Place, Studio

Just trying to do something different from the norm and create something unique in my studio and a new style. Not something I've seen other people doing and has created a great response and good reactions.

Title: Things are looking up

Olympus EM1 II

Jane Thomson

2nd Place, Studio

"MIMI'S BACKSTORY"

Camera: FujiX-T3
Lens: Fujifilm 18-55mm (at 40mm)
F11 | 1/250 sec | ISO 160

Daniela Schmid

3rd Place, Studio

Canon EOS 90d F/6.3 ISO-250 1/250 Sek.

Dogs & People

Sabrina Theden

1st Place, Dogs & People

Unconditional Love - Canon EOS R6 + Sigma 135mm f1.8 Art DG HSM, 1/400, f1.8, ISO 1600; Captured in a railway museum

Sarah Ebner

2nd Place, Dogs & People

ISO 100 | f/2,8 | 1/800s, Canon 6D Mark II & Sigma 85 mm 1.4 EX DG HSM

Russell Charters

3rd Place, Dogs & People

Walking the dog along the beach. Photo taken by DJI Mavic Air2 drone of my partner walking our dog, Luna. ( Focal length 24mm, F/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO1000.)

Portrait & Landscape

Sophia Hutchinson

Finalist, Portrait & Landscape

This shot of Amber my Dalmatian is so special to me as this was one of the first walks we were able to do off lead since her two leg operations. It fills me with emotion seeing her so independent and captivated by the beauty of nature and wildlife.

Device make: SONY
Device model: ILCE-7RM3
Focal length: 85mm
F number: f/1.4
Metering mode: Spot
Exposure program: Manual
Exposure time: 1/1000

Fleur Scholte

Finalist, Portrait & Landscape

Nikon Z7 & Sigma Art 24mm f1.4
24mm, f1.4, ISO 80, 1/400s

Fleur Scholte

Finalist, Portrait & Landscape

Nikon Z7 & Sigma Art 135mm f1.8
135mm, f1.8, ISO 160, 1/500s

Dalia Fichmann

Finalist, Portrait & Landscape

The avalanche rescuedog

“Away from the pistes, away from the hustle and bustle, enjoying the softness of the powder snow, the untouchedness .. The dark side of it: every year people are buried by avalanches. The search in rough terrain is usually very difficult. The avalanche rescuedogs are often the first responders, fighting their way through the avalanche cones on their four paws with a lot of perseverance to look for the buried people, who are sometimes buried several meters under the snow masses. In Melchsee-Frutt (Switzerland) I have accompanied the rescue teams led by Nicole Dammann with the camera for a day. The dogs are trained using positive reinforcement to keep them enjoying the search. To capture the moment when the dog finds the buried person and digs through the snow, I lay down with the camera in a small, dark ice cave and let the dogs search for me. The moment when the snow cover opens up, the first ray of light penetrates the cave, the paws dig away the snow and the dog's nose sniffs towards you is wonderful.
A big compliment to all the dog handlers with their four-legged friends who invest a lot of time and patience.
In an emergency, they risk their own lives. Thanks to all!
The picture shows Border Collie Kyron, who was looking for me and fortunately found me."

Nikon D3, Nikkor 24-70mm, ISO4500, 38mm, f5, 1/800

Christin Scholz

Finalist, Portrait & Landscape

Levy loves the nature. He enjoyed sitting between the coloured leafs and I took his nose up and smelt here and there... He looked happy and so I was happy to take this picture.
Sony Alpha 7M3, Tamron 24-75 mm (28 mm) , f 2,8, ISO 500, 1/400 Sek.

Joanne Liu

Finalist, Portrait & Landscape

These photos are of Greenland Dogs (Greenlandic: Kalaallit Qimmiat, Danish: Grønlandshund) in Ilulissat, Greenland behaving naturally on the land provided to them by the government. There used be 30,000 Greenland Dogs and now there are only around 15,000. In Greenland they are exclusively used as working sled dogs. Climate change has reduced their use in favour of skidoos, which are better able to handle marginal ice conditions. Puppies up until about 6 months of age are allowed to roam untethered in order to socialize them and are friendly and playful. Adults are chained and kept separate. Housing and veterinary care is provided by the government.
A Canon R5 and 100-400 mm lens at f5 to f5.6 was used to take all three photos in September 2022.

An Di Prima

Finalist, Portrait & Landscape

This rescue dog Crumble, was photographed as part of an ongoing calendar project I am working on. Together with a dog rescue for Spanish dogs in Scotland, we are raising money and raising awareness for this beautiful dog breed.
Crumble is our August model. I wanted to photograph him in this long grass because it suits his furry coat so much! I edited the grass to have the same colouring as Crumble. I really love the romantic look, emphasized by the editing, but also by the soft look in the dog's eyes. He looks so sweet!

Bilitis Berry

Finalist, Portrait & Landscape

Nikon D750 + Sigma Art 85mm 1.4
Picture taken at La Défense, Paris
The idea was to highlight the look so characteristic of the cocker spaniel.

Mandy Köhler

Finalist, Portrait & Landscape

Nikon Z6II
ISO200, f3.5, 1/1600sec
Sigma 135mm Art

It was very difficult, to find a good position for me, because there were lots of big stones and you couldn't stay everywhere you wanted.

But I saw this big stone and the sun in the background and wanted to picture the both golden retrievers there.

Karin Bruhin

Finalist, Portrait & Landscape

Nikon z7/ 1/1000sec./105mm/ iSO 200/ f 1.4

Cornelia Deigner

Finalist, Portrait & Landscape

Sony Alpha 7iii
Sigma Art 24mm
f/1,4
24mm
ISO 100
1/800

Kim Peifer

Finalist, Portrait & Landscape

ISO 100
f/ 1,8
1/800 sek.
Canon Eos 6D Mark II, 50 mm

Elke Braet

Finalist, Portrait & Landscape

Nikon Z9 + Nikkor 50mm F/1.8
F/1.8
1/320s
ISO 160

Sanna Sander

Finalist, Portrait & Landscape

An azawakh, on lookout. Always on look out and ready for action.

Canon EOS 5D mark IV
EF 70-200 L 2.8

Rut Casanellas

Finalist, Portrait & Landscape

Nikon Z7 - Sigma Art 85mm

Action

Francesco Junior Mura

Finalist, Action

"She is Bagheera"

The first obstacle of the course is the moment I prefer most of all.

There, where it all begins, where the bond between Human and Dog is expressed in such a clear way by such a magnetic look, where you can see the power of dog’s muscles contracting and releasing energy at every handler’s nod.

Agility Dog is trust

Agility Dog is respect

Agility Dog is togetherness

This photo was taken during an Agility Dog competition in Italy.

Sony A9 + 70 200 2.8 GM2

1/2000 iso 3200 200mm

Michal Hurník

Finalist, Action

My dog Ricky loves the winter season and so do I. In our country, this season only lasts for a few weeks, so we look forward to it all year.

Michal Hurník

Finalist, Action

My dog Ricky during our trip to Poland. The beaches in Poland are beautiful, they are often completely empty in the morning, so we always enjoyed it there at this time of the day.

Desina Zbranková Albaniová

Finalist, Action

Canon 7D Mark II + Canon 70-200 f/2.8

Sylvie Lettal

Finalist, Action

Beach Time

1/3200s, f/2.8, ISO100, 300mm
Canon R5, Canon 300mm f/2.8

This was the first picture I edited after the workshop in Belgium with Claudio.
I saw it already during the shooting on the beach and it made me so excited. The postprocessing was not easy because I don't like the blue colour so much. It was really difficult to edit the pciture in those blue tones because I feel more comfortable with the warm colours. At the End I was satisfied with the result and thankful for that workshop.

Julia Haßelkuß

Finalist, Action

ISO 80
f/1,4
1/2500s
Sony Alpha 7 MIV
Sigma Art 35mm

I took this picture during our vacation in Norway. It was very foggy that day, so I wanted to create a friendly and sunny look.

Kjara Kocbek

Finalist, Action

Canon 5D mark III, Canon 70-200mm 2.8L IS II
f/3.5, 1/1250, ISO 200, 200mm
Took at sunrise in Slovenia.

Sabrina Theden

Finalist, Action

Wateraction - Canon EOS R6 + Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8 L IS III USM, 200mm, 1/2500, f2.8, ISO 2000; Captured during a Client Shoot with two powerful Toller

Marta Lapsz

Finalist, Action

The most important thing about this photo is not one sheep got hurt during photoshot

Kristofer Robison

Finalist, Action

f2.8 at 200mm
Sony a7r4 with Sony 80-200mm f/2.8 OSS II
This is Maverick, disc dog extraordinaire, Australian Shepherd, owned by trainer Jack McCauley. Maverick is so calm, composed and focused when in flight soaring for the discs appearing to effortlessly float along.

Michelle Dawkins

Finalist, Action

Reach For The Sun!

Which is exactly what Taco, the Mini American shepherd did! Taco, who is owned by and trained by Gabby Scott from Maryland, USA. Performed a back vault over the water and towards the setting sun behind the trees. His energy and focus during the photo session was perfection, and something I truly love to see when capturing dogs in motion.

EXIF: ISO 640, 70-200MM Lens @185mm, F2.8, 1/3200.

Camera: Nikon Z6ii
Lens: Nikkor Z 70-200MM F2.8 VR S

Hannah Liebel

Finalist, Action

Camera: Canon EOS R6
Lens: Sigma Art 132mm F1.8
f/1.8
1/8.000
Iso: 400

My dog at one of Sweden‘s beautiful sandy beaches, full of power, and highly focused. But for me this is a picture that shows so much more than I clould ever take into words. And that’s also a reason why I photograph. I find it easier and more beautiful to take photos to express something than using words.

Elizabeth Kim

Finalist, Action

Canon EOS RP
EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM
Focal length 98.0 mm
Aperture 3.5
Exposure 1/1250
ISO 2500

Jenny Figge

Finalist, Action

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Tamron 70-200 F/2.8 G2
200 mm
f/3,2
1/640
ISO 640
wirehaired dachshund during retrieve

Nikki McDonald

Finalist, Action

Nikon D850, 70-200mm lens
200mm, ISO 640,1/800sec, f2.8

This is Wellington, my 10 year old rescue mix!

Studio

Jane Thomson

Finalist, Studio

"MIMI'S BACKSTORY"

Camera: FujiX-T3
Lens: Fujifilm 18-55mm (at 40mm)
F11 | 1/250 sec | ISO 160

Tuss Bennergård

Finalist, Studio

Canon 5d mark IV, canon 24-70mm 2.8

Sandy van Kruijsdijk

Finalist, Studio

Canon 90d with 1 godox tt685 and sigma's 17-50mm lens. Exif: Iso100, f7.1, 1/250s.
I'm a enthousiastic hobby photographer, hoping to become a professional in future.
Skûtsje is is my own dog. He is always in for my crazy ideas, as long as a lot of cookies are involved. I took this photo without any help. Held his hat (otherwise it would fall off), the cookies and used tripod and selftimer.

Claudia Huber

Finalist, Studio

My mom always had the tradition to hang a mistletoe in our house. When I moved out she gifted me my own some days before Christmas. I thought it would be a fun picture to have two dogs kissing under the mistletoe. Luckily I knew two dogs who could do this trick.
Sadly the Australian Shepherd Lissy passed away some weeks ago. This studio session with the fairy lights in the background will forever be one of my favorite pictures with her.

Su Kaye

Finalist, Studio

Just trying to do something different from the norm and create something unique in my studio and a new style. Not something I've seen other people doing and has created a great response and good reactions.

Title: Things are looking up

Olympus EM1 II

Jessica Olsén Eriksson

Finalist, Studio

Canon Eos 5D mark IV, Canon ef 24/70mm, f 2.8, iso 1600, 1/400s.

Studio session with the old lady. Using one light. In black and white.

Diana Lundin

Finalist, Studio

A litter of nine Weimaraner puppies with their exhausted mom and delighted father.

Tanja Zech

Finalist, Studio

Luis is our friend Karin's Afghan, he's relaxing on the couch
Canon 7 D Mark II
24mm
F8
1/250
Iso 100

Laurie Arnold

Finalist, Studio

This combines everything I love....beautiful dogs and vintage hats.
F 6.3, ISO 100, 1/125
Canon 6D, EF 24-70 f2.8

Daniela Schmid

Finalist, Studio

Canon EOS 90d F/6.3 ISO-250 1/250 Sek.

Kimberley Jongen

Finalist, Studio

Hey!

This is Joy, she is 12 years old and unfortunately it was an end of lifetime shoot. She has cancer and has multiple tumors. Even tho she's sick this girl just rocked it!

I decided to give away free photoshoots when people have a dog that will leave us very soon.
Her human dad is so happy with the photos now that he can cherish her forever. And ofcourse I feel very honered to be the one shooting with this lovely pretty girl.

I'm Kim and I have my own studio in the Netherlands called Motherpuppers. I just started in may this year and I've learned so, so much!
Photography wasn't even a thing for me untill may! I love it!

I know I'm still a beginner but I just had to give it a try. I wouldn't choose this colour background with her fur in the first place but I love the result! Getting out of your comfortzone is so important!

I hope Joy made you smile because at the time you see her photo, she will probably allready crossed the rainbow bridge.

Kim.

Canon EOS R6 RF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM
ISO 200 15mm F 9.0 1/160 sec.

Jane Thomson

Finalist, Studio

Camera: Fuji GFX50S
Lens: GF63mm
EXIF: IS0 200 | 1/125 sec | f11

This image of Leo is my favourite dog portrait I've ever taken. Photographing dogs with the slower auto focus on the medium format cameras can be challenging, but Leo understood the assignment...it was piercing how focused he was on me and my camera.

Kirsty Bevan

Finalist, Studio

Shot in my studio of my own dogs, this was taken on a Nikon D500 and a 20mm 1.4 lens. Shot at settings of ISO 100, 1/250 and f10. I wanted to create a fine art style portrait, so had one light set up above and to camera right with a reflector behind the subjects to camera left. Knowing that my english setter needed more separation I opted to placing her in front of the other dog to allow her left ear (camera right ear), that was not being hit by any rim light, to appear separated with being in front of the bright red fur of my other dog - otherwise this would have become lost against the background.

Kateryna Mumzhynska

Finalist, Studio

5D Mark III
Poodle love

Margaret Bryant

Finalist, Studio

The owner has lost her last Westie and had just gotten a new puppy.
Nikon 850

Dogs & People

Sabrina Theden

Finalist, Dogs & People

Unconditional Love - Canon EOS R6 + Sigma 135mm f1.8 Art DG HSM, 1/400, f1.8, ISO 1600; Captured in a railway museum

Elizabeth Kim

Finalist, Dogs & People

Canon RP
Lens EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM
Aperture 2.8
Exposure 1/1250
ISO 2500

Renate Zuidema

Finalist, Dogs & People

Nikon D780 + Sigma art 105mm F/1.4

Shutterspeed : 1/500
Aperture : F/1.4
Iso : 100

Steffen Baumann

Finalist, Dogs & People

Sony Alpha 1, Sigma 105 1.4, ISO100, 1/500, f2.8

Katja Goovaerts

Finalist, Dogs & People

Canon eos R6 lens: sigma art 105mm 2.0f
A girl waiting to leave with her best friend.

Taken during a workshop with Iwona Podlasińska.

Ida Levin

Finalist, Dogs & People

Nikon d750, Sigma Art 135 mm f2,0, 1/1000 s. Wilda and her dog Bonzo, best friends on an adventure together.

Russell Charters

Finalist, Dogs & People

Walking the dog along the beach. Photo taken by DJI Mavic Air2 drone of my partner walking our dog, Luna. ( Focal length 24mm, F/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO1000.)

Kirsty Keenan

Finalist, Dogs & People

'One man and his dogs'. If you were asked to depict loyalty, this would be my version. Shot with my Sony A7iii and GM70-200

Sarah Ebner

Finalist, Dogs & People

ISO 100 | f/2,8 | 1/800s, Canon 6D Mark II & Sigma 85 mm 1.4 EX DG HSM

Emma Pope

Finalist, Dogs & People

Camera: Nikon Z6ii
Lens: Nikkor Z 24-70 f/4 s

ISO 400
1/400 sec
f/4

Simone Di Pasquale

Finalist, Dogs & People

1/640 f/1,8 ISO1250
Canon Eos 6D MII with sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Ciò che voglio rappresentare nel mio lavoro, è l'innocenza delle cose, tornare bambini guardando una semplice foto, dai toni fantasiosi, fiabeschi, con i suoi colori e la sua atmosfera.
E le emozioni che la natura ci offre.

Margaret Bryant

Finalist, Dogs & People

The emotional connection between dogs and their people. This was an older dog and the owner was sad about the dog getting older.
Nikon 850

Anita Sajet

Finalist, Dogs & People

Dachshund Teun with his person
Canon R6
Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 G2
ISO 2000
149mm
f/2.8
1/640 sec.

Jane Thomson

Finalist, Dogs & People

Camera: Fujifilm GFX50S
Lens GF63mm 2.8
ISO 200 | 1/160 s | f16

Title: Tanya & Memphis "Say Wha?"

Sabrina Theden

Finalist, Dogs & People

Canon EOS 6D Mark II + Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8 L IS III USM, 155mm, 1/800, f2.8, ISO 400; Captured during a client shoot with a beautiful aussie puppy and her gorgeous owner