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Photographer tells story of doomed shelter dogs. The 1st photographed presidential pet (1861) A New Portrait Book on the Dogs of the Iditarod. A New Portrait Book on the Dogs of the Iditarod By Adventure Lab Ring A Fing.

A New Portrait Book on the Dogs of the Iditarod

Photo: Albert Lewis When Albert Lewis saw the faces of the dogs waiting to start the 2012 Iditarod in Anchorage, Alaska, his thoughts about the sport of dogsledding shifted. “I was a pessimist about the race, about the treatment of dogs, about the sport as a whole,” says Lewis. The dogs, which lined up in teams of up to 16, were about to run 975 miles through freezing temperatures, across two mountain ranges, for anywhere from eight to more than 20 days.

Lewis has photographed campaigns for everyone from The North Face to Land's End, but at that moment he decided on his next personal project. Since then, he's driven more than 4,800 miles to 30 kennels to photograph 300 dogs. Razor. You've chosen to shoot portraits of the dogs and, sometimes, their owners. Fudge. Do you have a favorite shot? What's been the toughest shot you've taken so far? Musher Cim Smyth with one of his dogs. Yangztee. Dog photography by Alicja Zmysłowska. Dog owner creates fun illustrations with his Bull Terrier. Two Huskies Appear to Walk on Water Across the Surface of a Frozen Lake. Russian photographer and all-terrain vehicle driver Fox Grom was taking a stroll with his dogs when he came across a stunning sight—a frozen lake covered with rainwater, making it appear like his two huskies were walking on water.

Two Huskies Appear to Walk on Water Across the Surface of a Frozen Lake

"I always take pictures of my dogs whilst walking them, but on this occasion there was an extraordinary phenomenon," Grom told the Daily Mail. Grom's surreal photos show how heavy rainfall transformed the lake's thick ice into a smooth, mirror-like surface extending endlessly into the horizon. The two huskies, Alaska and Blizzard, explore the landscape with avid curiosity. With their gorgeous forms reflected in the water beneath them, and the bottom of the lake visible through the translucent glass, the whole experience looks like a scene from a spectacular fairytale or film.

Fox Grom on VK.comFox Grom on Sevsob.com via [Fubiz], [Distractify], [Daily Mail] Heartbreakingly Beautiful Portraits of Shelter Dogs. I came across Traer Scott's portraits of dogs living in American shelters and was immediately taken aback by the mix of emotions I felt.

Heartbreakingly Beautiful Portraits of Shelter Dogs

Look at these dogs' faces and you'll see what I mean. The Providence, Rhode Island-based photographer shoots up-close black and white portraits of shelter dogs, some of which found good homes while others were eventually euthanized. "Photographer Traer Scott's endearing portraits of dogs living in American shelters are irresistible and heart-rending - and make a passionate appeal to dog lovers everywhere. The portraits reveal the strikingly intense emotion, dignity and, sometimes, humour and whimsy that Scott saw in each face despite the dog's circumstances. By documenting the undeniable expressions of emotion in the dogs encountered in her volunteer work, Scott raises awareness of animal rescue causes, and especially the need for more adoptive homes for abandoned dogs.

Update: After we wrote this post, we got in touch with the photographer behind it. Alicja Zmysłowska photographs her dog, Madlene. Dog Portraits by Barbara O’Brien. These cute, up-close dog portraits make me so happy!

Dog Portraits by Barbara O’Brien

Minneapolis-based photographer Barbara O'Brien provides pet, animal, and rural lifestyle photographs to advertising agencies, magazines, and book publishing companies. In her series called Dog Face, the artist has brilliantly captured the individual character of all types of dogs by narrowing in on each canine's face and using a very simple, neutral background. Each dog has such personality! There are side glances, big yawns, and straight on smiles as each pooch performs for the camera.

O'Brien says that from a very young age, she has loved all kinds of animals. O'Brien travels all over the country to provide these charming and friendly portraits for ads and publishing firms. Portraits of Dogs Least Likely to Be Adopted. Meet Gluta, the Happy Rescue Dog Whose Bright Face Will Make You Smile. Meet Gluta, a dog whose adorable smiles are so infectious you might find yourself inadvertently grinning, too.

Meet Gluta, the Happy Rescue Dog Whose Bright Face Will Make You Smile

Looking at her happy face, it might be hard to believe that Gluta was once a stray dog abandoned on the streets of Thailand. Luckily, she was taken in by Sorasart Wisetsin, who lovingly nursed her back to health after discovering that the pup had some serious medical issues. After being diagnosed with metritis, Gluta had to have her uterus removed. Although she seemed to be getting better, it wasn't too long before she was further diagnosed with cervical cancer. A year and a half of chemotherapy and surgical laser treatments later, Gluta was finally tumor-free.

"Her sad eyes turned to shine brightly with cheer like never before," says her human. Portraits of Dogs as They Shake Off Water. For her series “Shake“, pet photographer Carli Davidson photographed curious portraits of dogs shaking off water.

Portraits of Dogs as They Shake Off Water

Use a fast shutter speed and you can capture all kinds of strange expressions on your dog’s face. You can find the rest of the photographs in the series here. Shake (via Photojojo) Image credits: Photographs by Carli Davidson and used with permission. Photos by EllenJo. Flickr Hive Mind is a search engine as well as an experiment in the power of Folksonomies.

Photos by EllenJo

All thumbnail images come directly from Flickr, none are stored on Flickr Hive Mind. These photos are bound by the copyright and license of their owners, the thumbnail links take to you to the photos (as well as their copyright and license details) within Flickr. Because some other search engines (Google, etc.) index parts of Flickr Hive Mind, you may have been led here from one of them. Welcome to Flickr Hive Mind, almost certainly the best search engine for photography on the web. If you are a Flickr user and use Flickr Stats you may have seen people being led to your photos via Flickr Hive Mind (as a Referrer). Beautiful Dog. Gunnar Kaasen & Balto.