I’m sure that most of us agree that each dog has its own personality. If you ask me, I love it when photographers manage to capture those animal personalities in photos. German photographer Elke Vogelsang does it, but she brings out the funny side of her four-legged models. Her dog portraits are adorable, fun, and as goofy as it gets. If they don’t put a smile on your face, I don’t know what will.
We have heard it many times, “a dog is man’s best friend”. What is not so usual is that a dog and an owl can find common ground. German nature photographer Tanja Brandt has captured a unique series of images that depict a special relationship between the German shepherd dog, Ingo, and Poldi, an owl.
Alexander Khokhlov and Veronica Ershova, have already shown us what they can do when photographing people as a team. But this time, their main subjects were dogs. The duo’s latest project The Dog Show is all about man’s best friend. Alexander and Veronica have created portraits of dogs showing their different personalities and emotions, and they’ll put a smile on your face even if you’re not much of a dog person. I guarantee!
UPS drivers drive all day long to deliver packages. On their routes, they met many people – but also their dogs. And some of these dogs are apparently so goofy, cuddly and lovable, that they’ve totally stolen drivers’ hearts. To honor the relationship with their four-legged friends they meet along the way, UPS drivers have started an Instagram page, and it will completely melt your heart.
The USA President Donald Trump has recently tweeted a photo of himself awarding a Medal of Honor to a military dog. As if it’s not unusual enough to award this medal to an animal, the image is very obviously photoshopped. After someone found the original photo from 2017, Trump received a massive meme roast under his tweet, and some of these are utterly hilarious.
The stupidity of people who want to get attention on social media constantly evolves, and it has just reached a new level. One Instagram user made his dog stand on the edge of a boiling hot spring in Yellowstone National Park only to show off some photos and videos. He filmed himself and his dog with a drone, and the dog was running around off leash, dangerously near the hot thermal pools.
Not only did the guy break all the possible Yellowstone’s rules regarding pets, but he also got his dog in danger. The community reacted fiercely, and how can they not. One wrong step and the dog could have got plunged in boiling hot water.
From time to time, camera manufacturers issue special edition models of their gear. But this Nikon D500 “Rex Edition” is the most unique so far. A German Shepherd named Rex munched on this camera, which was bought only a day before. As a result, there’s one pretty unusual model of Nikon, to say the least. And what’s even more unusual – the camera is still working.
A dog is for life, not just for likes.
It’s a variation on the nearly-40-year-old slogan that’s impressed on us every Advent by the people at the Dogs Trust. But now it is becoming ever-more pressing as research conducted by the Blue Cross–another animal charity–suggests that there’s a chunk of people who would predicate their choice of dog or cat on the number of social media likes it is expected to garner.
Just let that sink in for a minute. One-in-seven of the 1,000 people questioned in the survey (carried out on behalf of the Blue Cross by OnePoll*) said that they would choose a specific breed of dog or cat based on an assumed arbitrary approval rating casually meted out by a gaggle of people, most of whom are likely strangers.
That’s not the pet which, practically, best suits your living circumstances, activity levels, or family circumstances, or the pet that, emotionally, you are going to let into your home and your heart and will love you unconditionally in return, but the one whose photos are going to prove most popular on social media.
Shooting portraits on location has become very popular over the last few years. Since the demise of train tracks and caution tape, rural middle of nowhere locations now seem to be the go to. They’re much safer, and often far more beautiful. Occasionally, you might see some wildlife. In fact, just last week during a shoot at a nearby river, we were briefly approached by wild deer. Sometimes, you might see something else.
Something else is exactly what photographer Elena Nesbitt and Jillian Henry saw during a recent senior shoot. The seventeen year old Henry was standing in the Willamette River when a naked dogwalker suddenly wandered into the frame. After Henry posted the photos to Twitter, the Internet soon picked up on them.