Canine photography awards announces winners

The results for the 2023 edition of the Dog Photography Awards were recently announced, presenting cynophiles with unparalleled images from around the world. The coveted collection of canines was divided into different categories including “Action”, “Portrait & Landscape”, and “Studio”.

Montenegro’s Anna Averianova was awarded a first in the studio category for an image of her elegant Doberman wearing a black tutu, entitled “Ballerina”. The best portrait and landscape shot was taken by Sanna Sander, a Swedish photographer whose image featured her pet Azawakh Soleil, while action award went to Germany’s Jacqueline Rüdiger for a photo of her Sighthound called “Stop your motion”.

An annual event, the Dog Photography Awards is designed to celebrate the art of capturing much loved canine companions through a camera lens. The contest is always open to photographers of every skill level, ranging from amateurs to professionals who share a passion for both dogs and the art of photography.

Its aim is to recognise and pay tribute to the very best dog photography from across the world and showcase the exceptional diversity and beauty of canines and the unique vision of the skilled and passionate photographers who manage to capture them in moments for others to enjoy.

Audrey Bellot, Founder of the Dog Photography Awards, commented:

“Witnessing emerging artists capture the essence of canine beauty with their stunning imagery remains the standout event of the year.”

This year, the photography awards received 1,440 entries submitted from over 50 different countries. Awards range from expensive photography equipment to large cash prizes.