The 2022 Dog Photography Awards winners were just announced — and the images are an incredible reminder of how lucky we are to have dogs.
From an avalanche rescue dog captured amongst the ice to a pooch caught in torpedo-like motion leaping over a hurdle, to beautiful, simple portraits, the Dog Photography Award-winners — selected by a jury of renowned photographers from entries all over the world— display a range of talents and stories and deserve to be seen.
1st Place Winner Portait & Landscape — Dalia Fichmann — Switzerland
“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,” said Fichmann.
1st Place Winner Action — Francesco Junior Mura - Italy
She is Bagheera
“The first obstacle of the course is the moment I prefer most of all,” said Mura, who snapped this photograph at an agility competition in Italy. “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.”