The Kennel Club Dog Photographer of the Year
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The Kennel Club Dog Photographer of the Year

'Dogs at Play' category winner: Monica van der Maden, Netherlands

Title of image: ‘Dirty Dog’

Dog: Waylon, Australian Shepherd

About this photo: This particular picture is one in my series off “Dirty Dogs.” I wanted to make something different instead of beautiful and clean dog portraits.
I searched for a dog that loved to play in the mud… and yes Waylon loved it, and what I also wanted to achieve is to make people smile when they see this picture. I also can tell you that Waylon wasn’t the only one that was dirty that day…. the owner Petra and I were also very dirty that day!

Technical Specification: Nikon D850 - Nikon 200mm F2 •• exif: F2 - S1/2000 - ISO400

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