Nala, the Australian Shepherd, relaxing on a quiet backroad in the beautiful snowfall.
'Stop your motion' by Jacqueline Rüdiger (Action - 1st place)
Have you ever seen a dog, or even better a sighthound, running in pure joy? You see the power, the play of the muscles and the perfect anatomy for running fast. In this picture I wanted to show the speed of this dog and capture it, but at the same time freeze the motion to show the anatomy of this beautiful dog. To get it you need a perfect timing of all components involved. The dog, the lights and for sure me as the photographer. The result is a stunning composition reduced to the only important thing, the dog.
'Moment of Entry' by Roberta Holden (Action - 2nd place)
I have become fascinated by the dynamic interplay between air, water and light in turbulence as water is suddenly displaced at the moment of impact as a dock-diving dog enters the water. This split second event conjured for me the feeling of falling through ice or being suddenly transported into an alternate realm.
'Timber's Tribute' by Jane Thomson (Dogs & People - 3rd place)
'Puppy love' by Tuss Bennergård (Studio - 3rd place)
Three weeks old Great dane puppies. Photo is taken with studio lights at the breeders home