International Pet Photographer of the Year Anne Geier
Emerging Pet Photographer of the Year Stewart Croll
Action Category Winner Nuelle Flipse
Portrait Category Winner Christine Johnson
Pets and People Category Winner Marchien Heidstra
Open Category Winner Mareike Konrad
Judges Choice Awards
PHOTOGRAPHER: ANNE GEIER
JUDGE: CAITLIN J. MCCOLL
"This portrait stood out for me right from the start. The beautiful variations in reds and browns, the sweet expression in the dog's eye, the soft, creamy edit. I love that you've captured a gentle moment. The closed mouth of the dog doesn't feel too serious or overly focused on a treat/toy/owner, it feels quiet and contemplative. This is the sort of image that I would be so proud to hang on my wall - not only does it capture the dog beautifully, it stands alone as a gorgeous piece of artwork. Incredible work, thank you for sharing!"
PHOTOGRAPHER: ANNE GEIER
JUDGE: KIRSTIE MCCONNELL
"Of all the stunning images entered, this is the one that I visualise when I think of the 2019 International Pet Photographer of the Year Awards. The camera settings, viewpoint and lens choice feel deliberate and calculated. The lighting and edit complement the moment captured so well, intensifying the emotion. I feel as though I am right there on that mountain. As a photographer that is my goal, to transcend the viewer into the moment. Anne has not only accomplished this, but her image also makes me want to grab my hiking boots and enjoy a moment like this with my own dog."
PHOTOGRAPHER: CHRISTINE JOHNSON
JUDGE: NICOLE BEGLEY
"There are so many things that I love about this image. The lighting and detail in the dog's fur and collar is excellent. The tones of this image are so complimentary - and last but not least, that expression is perfection. Well done!"
PHOTOGRAPHER: DORINE VAN DER VOORDEN
JUDGE: CHARLOTTE REEVES
"An absolutely gorgeous portrait of a beautiful dog that draws me in with direct eye contact and a somewhat cheeky, quizzical expression - the half open mouth and those little teefies absolutely make this! The perfectly sharp subject is enveloped in layers of soft and creamy bokeh, with the subject subtly outlined with rim light and that perfect golden glow from behind. The warm, earthy colour palette combined with clean, pure whites is also an absolute dream. Amazing work!"
PHOTOGRAPHER: MIRKA KOOT
JUDGE: ANDREAS ROMIJN
"This is my winner! A great photo that tells a story! This was a difficult choice to make, but the balance in colors, light and post-production were the deciding factors. What a great photo to look at - very original and creative!"
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