The third edition of the annual hunt for the world's best dog photographs has concluded, with Melbourne photographer Mercury Megaloudis winning the Dogs and People category in the Dog Photography Awards competition for 2023.
The competition describes its goal as to recognise and honour the best dog photography from around the world, showcasing the incredible diversity of dogs and the artistic vision of the photographers who capture them.
For the 2023 edition, a total of 1440 entries from more than 50 different countries were entered in the comp, which has four categories, Portrait & Landscape, Action, Studio and Dogs & People.
Entrants competed for a prize pool including 2000€ in cash, ($3,333 AUD) as well as photo equipment from Sabatini, Manfrotto, Profoto, an engraved trophy, fine art prints and more.
Megaloudis' winning image was captured in a Melbourne studio.
Audrey Bellot, DPA Founder, said theThe Dog Photography Awards has once again showcased the remarkable talent within the world of dog photography.
"Witnessing emerging artists capture the essence of canine beauty with their stunning imagery remains the standout event of the year.”
You can see all the category winning and runner-up images below, and more of the finalists across the four categories on the Dog Photography Awards website.