2023 Winners


Michel Zoghzoghi with their picture A life changing event
“My rescue kittens. Alex is the shy one. Max is the playful one. Together they form a lethally cute duo. I had more fun taking photos of these two character than during my most adventurous wildlife photography trips.”


Chris Porsz with their picture Barking
“In March 2019 I was sat in the Union Sq New York dog run when I spotted a lady with a pink bag on her hand ( to keep her hand clean) throwing a ball to her dog which was sat down facing her. The dog then launched itself and flipped in mid air to face me and snap! As you can see the lady with her hand on her head was as surprised as me and I think she is saying phew! I have searched in vain via the NY media to find the owner so that I can send her a copy. No joy so I am hoping this Pet Comedy competition can help me find the mystery woman and her leaping dog. You never know!”


Darya Zelentsova with their picture The first outdoor walk
“Tiny happy ferret Boudicca (only 2,5 month old!) enjoys her first outdoor walk.”


Monyque Macedo Dos Santos (13 yrs) with their picture Is it a seal or a dog
“ There's a hiding place under the sofa where Louis (the dog) likes to hide, that day I took his tennis ball from "his place", he got angry and put his head out through the hole barking asking for his ball back, that's when he turned into this angry seal, and I decided to register the moment. Wow, we're so thrilled with the news! Louis has really turned our lives around. The funny thing is, we took this picture even before we knew about the contest, 'cause we always made a habit of capturing those happy and silly moments with him. When I found out about the contest, I picked a photo that shows one of those times, and I never imagined that this moment could bring a bit of joy to the rest of the world. That's what he stands for, a super happy little pup who's here to be loved, cared for, and spread happiness to people. Thank you so much.”


Klaus-Peter Selzer with their picture The Three Greys
“Karin and her two dogs. Don't they all look almost the same? ...”


Emma Hay with their video Cool Catch
“We chose a Pointer pup at six weeks old and named him Frank and collected him two weeks later. Whilst looking through some photos we’d taken two weeks previously, we noticed we’d been given the wrong pup (they did look remarkably similar to be fair) and whilst extremely shocked, we kept saying to each other “OMG he’s not Frank!” and that’s how he got his name! After sadly losing his big brother Henry a few months later, NotFrank tried to befriend some local cows, with some success I may add, but they were no substitute for another Pointer pal so along came a little Pointer pup called Walter, who soon became known as NotFrank’s house cow, hence the name Walter THC. They are half brothers (they share the same Dad) and were born 1 year apart and get on like a house on fire and have so much fun together, but, NotFrank is definitely better at catching!!!! ”


Kenichi Morinaga with their picture The Big Boss
“Big Boss is the Boss around here.He is gentle and kindness just big.”
Sophie Boynton with their picture When digging gets serious
“Shadow was digging holes as normal at the beach, when all of a sudden he was showing off his new technique! Luckily the camera was at the ready for this crazy position!”
Kazutoshi Ono with their picture Victory
“Perfect landing pose, right?”
Kenichi Morinaga with their picture Football free kick
“The pressure of football and waiting for free kick.”
Karl Goldhamer with their picture Zorro reborn
“The avenger of the poor is back, but this time as a dog and not on a horse, but in a car! The obligatory black mask is a must, of course.”
Gill Woodcock with their picture Keep your eye on the ball
“Bumble catching a ball”