If you're lucky enough to have a four pawed friend in your life the chances are that 90% of the photos on your phone are of them doing pretty much the same thing - but you're not alone. Whether you're armed with a smartphone snapping a photo of your dog laying on the sofa or you're a photographer with a DSLR the draw to photographer mans best friend is real and with one look at the stunning entries to Dog Photographer of the Year and it's easy to see why.
The competition which is organised by UK-based animal welfare organisation Kennel Clu features dogs of all breeds, shapes and sizes and has 11 categories, from Dog Portrait to Puppies and Special Mentions.
Showcasing why dogs will always have a soft spot in all of our hearts this years competition winners captures each of the dogs personalities and characters, whether it's a funny pose from a dog running through the great outdoors or a more intimate moment shared between dog and human. You can learn more about the competition here.
Man’s Best Friend Category, 3rd Place Winner
Rescue Dogs Charity Category, 1st Place Winner
Man’s Best Friend Category, 2nd Place Winner
Judges’ Special Mention Puppies Category
Oldies Category, 2nd Place Winner
I Love Dogs Because… (Ages 11 to 17) Category, 1st Place Winner
Assistance Dogs Category, 1st Place Winner
Judges’ Special Mention Rescue Dog Charity Category
Puppies Category, 1st Place Winner
Dog Portrait Category, 2nd Place Winner
Dogs at Work Category, 3rd Place Winner
Dogs at Play Category, 1st Place Winner
Dogs at Play Category, 3rd Place Winner
Dogs at Work Category, 2nd Place Winner
Overall Winner and Man's Best Friend 1st Place Winner