Our pets are primarily for our own company and entertainment and not necessarily for security or livestock. For this reason, most pets are considered on the basis that they have attractive appearances, intelligence, or relatable personalities.
In this contest, we’re going to let you showcase the best of your animal friend. Show us what’ve you got! Take the most beautiful picture of your pet and drop your entry to join the contest. You can also spice it up by dropping a picture of your pet with you. However, the pet’s image must be clearer and large enough. If you have more than one animal friend, you’re welcome to take a picture with all of them in it. From this contest onward, a maximum of 3 entries is allowed per person, per contest. Good luck!
photobugs avatarLevel 5
Rank: 1 out of 44 | 19 points

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IEatRawEggs avatarLevel 16
IEatRawEggs

Congratulations on your win

photobugs avatarLevel 5
photobugs

Thank you it is a honor

photobugs avatarLevel 5
photobugs

Thank you it is a honor

ICANHAS avatarLevel 28
ICANHAS

wow, where this?

bwghost avatarLevel 7
bwghost

Love the pinto

photobugs avatarLevel 5
photobugs replied to bwghost :

Thank you both for your comments

pix2go avatarLevel 5
Rank: 2 out of 44 | 17 points

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IEatRawEggs avatarLevel 16
IEatRawEggs

Congratulations on second place!

Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L

A dynamite of a shot with sharpness on the eyes that pull us into your image. Nothing around the dog to take away our attention and the tight crop, amputating the ears takes us straight to the eyes....where we read an intense concentration and alertness. Great shot....thumbs up!

Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Rank: 3 out of 44 | 16 points

Nameless picture created by Olga.L

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Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L

Sad Sam. Da Lat Vietnam taken with Sony @6300

IEatRawEggs avatarLevel 16
IEatRawEggs

Congratulations on third place!

Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L replied to IEatRawEggs :

Thank you. :-)

iquraishi avatarLevel 9
Rank: 4 out of 44 | 14 points

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going "Clint Eastwood"..!!

Sony A37, Abu Dhabi

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bwghost avatarLevel 7
bwghost

Looks tired

iquraishi avatarLevel 9
iquraishi replied to bwghost :

with 40+ degrees of Celsius even I was tired. :)

bwghost avatarLevel 7
bwghost replied to iquraishi :

poor thing we are bad when we hit 30 Celsius

iquraishi avatarLevel 9
iquraishi replied to bwghost :

yea I know, it was her quick walk so no need to worry.

TroyMcClure avatarLevel 8
Rank: 5 out of 44 | 13 points

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AZdaydream avatarLevel 6
Rank: 6 out of 44 | 12 points

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Barley, who is afraid of the camera.
I had gotten a new lens and I wanted to try it out when I got home with it. What better subject then her?

Shot with a Nikon D850 and Sigma 35mm

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Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L

Barley is clearly loved with that collar adorning her portrait! I like the pose of the dog questioining your lens and camera, there is wonder there in that look. The image is well focused with good technical elements in place that of colour saturation, contrast. Can you see those two purple lines growing out of her face? If you have cloning ability I would suggest taking that out, it would be so easy to do....just enlarge the image to HUGE and use a soft brush to remove and Barley is your Uncle! Lovely shot.

Olga.L avatarLevel 17Gold award
Olga.L

Barley is clearly loved with that collar adorning her portrait! I like the pose of the dog questioining your lens and camera, there is wonder there in that look. The image is well focused with good technical elements in place that of colour saturation, contrast. Can you see those two purple lines growing out of her face? If you have cloning ability I would suggest taking that out, it would be so easy to do....just enlarge the image to HUGE and use a soft brush to remove and Barley is your Uncle! Lovely shot.

AZdaydream avatarLevel 6
AZdaydream replied to Olga.L :

It took me a moment to find what you did. Haha. Thank you. Barley is definitely a loved family member.

ICANHAS avatarLevel 28
ICANHAS

What pretty eyes

AZdaydream avatarLevel 6
AZdaydream replied to ICANHAS :

Thank you! We adopted her last October.

Dmitry avatarLevel 6
Rank: 7 out of 44 | 12 points

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kyricom avatarLevel 13
Rank: 8 out of 44 | 12 points

Entry without name created by kyricom

Smokey Taken on a Pentax K-3

Mamacatt003 avatarLevel 6
Rank: 9 out of 44 | 12 points

Entry without name created by Mamacatt003

Teecee avatarLevel 12
Rank: 10 out of 44 | 12 points

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Max in Mommy's garden - Busted
Rebel T2i 18-55mm

Natasha-P avatarLevel 5
Rank: 11 out of 44 | 10 points

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The bond between the owner and the pet! 🤗❤

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Olga.L avatarLevel 17Best Photo Review award
Olga.L

Catching the adoration between a man and his pet is perfect! I am wondering if you used Gaussian blur on this photo as the back ear of the dog looks excessively smoothed and an edge is not detected. The tight crop helps to pull in the viewer and elicits the awwww effect!

Natasha-P avatarLevel 5
Natasha-P replied to Olga.L :

Hey. I honestly know no technical aspects of photography. So, I cant answer your question 😊 I just love capturing moments or even something that catches my eye. These were all taken on my phone and edited slightly on an app😁

Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L replied to Natasha-P :

You are a true artist who shoots "from the heart".

Jesse avatarLevel 6
Jesse

Awww....great pic, love it!

Diamite avatarLevel 9
Rank: 12 out of 44 | 10 points

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Beans

Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Rank: 13 out of 44 | 10 points

Entry without name created by Olga.L

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Staaan avatarLevel 19
Staaan

What a cutie

Just look at that stare

Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L replied to Staaan :

Thank you so much for your time and comment. Please continue to critique my posts.

Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L

One Foggy Day. Taken in Da Lat, Vietnam, Sony @6300

PSVD avatarLevel 6
Rank: 14 out of 44 | 9 points

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Luigi shakes dry after a much enjoyed swim.

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Olga.L avatarLevel 17Gold award
Olga.L

I think I have fallen in love with Luigi! You did a great job with shutter speed catching movement and freezing it well. The saturation and contrast is realistic and I also find the composition nicely done. I bet you struggled with the frame in the upper part to crop out or leave in...I like it left in as it provides a solid feel to the image. Thumbs up! Isn't there a song about Luigi mi amore?!

hurtswhenpee avatarLevel 9
hurtswhenpee

Luigi, that's the coolest petname ever haha

PSVD avatarLevel 6
PSVD replied to hurtswhenpee :

Hahaha we both thank you!

muscarmen avatarLevel 7
Rank: 15 out of 44 | 9 points

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Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L

Patches has posed in her regal stance for you. A nice portrait of a loved pet sitting in the sunshine. See that white frame sitting on the left side of the margin of the photo? I feel you could have cropped in a tad tighter on both sides . The movement of the eye is caught by white and a bit of a tighter crop would do this portrait image justice. With all that white on the cat it would have been so easy to blow it out but you have good saturation, focus and tonal qualities in situ. The other way with which you could take the attention off the white furniture in the background is by vignetting it somewhat or using gradient. I like this photo for it catches that independent spirit of cats, they have their own mind. ....meow.... Thumbs up.

ICANHAS avatarLevel 28
ICANHAS

Funny little ginger patch at his nose, cute

muscarmen avatarLevel 7
muscarmen

Her name is Patches and she doesn't like being photographed :)

ICANHAS avatarLevel 28
ICANHAS replied to muscarmen :

I can see that 😃

Palabrant avatarLevel 4
Rank: 16 out of 44 | 9 points

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Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L

Love the spontaneous feel to this image and how you caught the emotion at the peak with the dog's fully concentrated on the woman with the ball! The horizon line is not straight but some may say that that only leads to a feeling of excitement. The image is nice and sharp but ohhhhh that boot in the lower left! A memorable shot of a day with your pets.

Teecee avatarLevel 12
Rank: 17 out of 44 | 9 points

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Max looking out a window at a squirrel in a tree - Rebel T2i 18-55mm

Staaan avatarLevel 19
Rank: 18 out of 44 | 8 points

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This is Pixel and this is a comfortable position for him to sleep, apparently.

Taken with Galaxy Note 10 Plus

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Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L

This is Pixel doing "cat yoga" and this pose is called "Halasana or plough pose". I agree with ICANHAS and would suggest once again you consider cropping tighter. If you are going to show us the cat...show us the cat. Cropping is an artistic tool and one can change an image dramatically. This photo brought a smile out of me and for that I thank you. Technically is is nicely done with good focus on main subject and contrast is appropriate.

Staaan avatarLevel 19
Staaan replied to Olga.L :

Glad he could make you laugh, he makes me laugh on a daily basis

I'll take care of the cropping in the future!

Thanks

ICANHAS avatarLevel 28
ICANHAS

WHAT IS THAT

Diamite avatarLevel 9
Rank: 19 out of 44 | 8 points

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Blue

Jesse avatarLevel 6
Rank: 20 out of 44 | 8 points

Entry without name created by Jesse


Misty Moo :) Nikon D3400

Teecee avatarLevel 12
Rank: 21 out of 44 | 8 points

Entry without name created by Teecee


Lola learning to drive. Notice the RPM was only 900 so we weren't going that fast. What a champ!
Canon Rebel T2i - 18-55mm

Zizounai avatarLevel 16
Rank: 22 out of 44 | 8 points

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IEatRawEggs avatarLevel 16
IEatRawEggs

Photogenic fellah!

Zizounai avatarLevel 16
Zizounai

Byron. Taken with Panasonic DC-GX9

Staaan avatarLevel 19
Rank: 23 out of 44 | 7 points

Entry without name created by Staaan



My chubby little dude enjoying summer. Taken with Galaxy Note 10 Plus.

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Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L

Your dude is loved and looks like he rules the house. I feel a closer crop would have strengthened your image....more cat, less table . When you have a subject on the margin line of a photograph the mind and eyes tend to go there...so my eyes go to the bowl has a closer look and finishes off the roundness of it and soon leaves the photo. You want to try to do everything you can to keep the viewer's eyes on the main subject. Technically this is well done with good focus on subject matter, tonal quality is realistic. A lovely image giving us the story of a very loved pet. Thank you.

Staaan avatarLevel 19
Staaan replied to Olga.L :

Thank you for the feedback Olga!

Good point, I'll try to put less emphasis on other things in the next photo, and focus on the chubby little derp!

Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L replied to Staaan :

Thank you....I will be looking forward to the derp (what is a derp?)

Staaan avatarLevel 19
Staaan replied to Olga.L :

A goofy little creature

Palabrant avatarLevel 4
Rank: 24 out of 44 | 7 points

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Olga.L avatarLevel 17Gold award
Olga.L

What a great point of view POV. Shooting up generally shows strength in the subject a nobility and you have achieved this with the shot. If you are working in Photoshop to post process images I would suggest you clone out all those tree branches in the background for it looks like he is eating them . The other way to circumvent the background is to always be aware that when you take a photo of a subject you are also taking a photo of the background and keeping that in mind you can move around and adjust the image. There is nice sharpness in the lower right aspect of the photo where the chain is...there is lack of sharpness on his eye . I like the way he is coming into the frame and I am not bothered by amputation of ear.

ICANHAS avatarLevel 28
ICANHAS

Great angle to show how tough he is :))

Palabrant avatarLevel 4
Rank: 25 out of 44 | 7 points

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Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L

There is a magenta colour cast throughout. Generally a colour cast is unwanted and occurs when the white balance is inaccurate or light is contaminated with a colour that is bouncing from a predominat colour....like the magenta flowers in the background. To eliminate the magenta you can use tools in Camera Raw in PS , also some plug in software programs like Topza, Colour FX have colour cast removers. This is a nice portrait of a loved pet tho'.

Natasha-P avatarLevel 5
Rank: 26 out of 44 | 7 points

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Zoe is quite fashionable!

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Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L

What a ham, she knows she is sweet. Nice tight crop, a bit too tight with amputation of toes. Good focus and tonal contrasts are good with no blow out on white. Sweet and loved is what this says!

Natasha-P avatarLevel 5
Rank: 27 out of 44 | 7 points

Entry without name created by Natasha-P



Zoe is chilling out 😄

Diamite avatarLevel 9
Rank: 28 out of 44 | 7 points

Entry without name created by Diamite

Florence

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Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L

One cannot help but smile and this image reminds me of a nagging wife! If you have cloning capability I would suggest cloning out the green stick that is growing out of her back. The image is sharp and focus well done, good contrast as is the saturation and colours are realistic.

Diamite avatarLevel 9
Diamite replied to Olga.L :

Haha, Thank you, I'll have a look at that

Goldlens avatarLevel 6
Rank: 29 out of 44 | 7 points

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kyricom avatarLevel 13
Rank: 30 out of 44 | 7 points

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Lola - Taken on a Pentax K-3

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Wayne-Cheah avatarLevel 12
Wayne-Cheah

So do I get extra rations if my photo wins?

Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L replied to Wayne-Cheah :

Yes....he deserves more treats!

bwghost avatarLevel 7
Rank: 31 out of 44 | 6 points

Entry without name created by bwghost

Ghost White King Shepherd sitting on Boxer

Starfire_Moon avatarLevel 8
Rank: 32 out of 44 | 6 points

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Tigger deciding whether to let another person trespass on his territory
Taken on a Canon rebel t6

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bwghost avatarLevel 7
bwghost

LOve picture taken

kyricom avatarLevel 13
Rank: 33 out of 44 | 6 points

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Sea Faring Puppy - Taken on a Pentax K-3

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Wayne-Cheah avatarLevel 12
Wayne-Cheah

Where's my life jacket?

bwghost avatarLevel 7
Rank: 34 out of 44 | 5 points

Entry without name created by bwghost

Ghost White King Shepherd a 18 months old 85Lbs still growing

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ICANHAS avatarLevel 28
ICANHAS

How come it's rotated?

bwghost avatarLevel 7
bwghost replied to ICANHAS :

sorry I don't know how to fix it

Staaan avatarLevel 19
Staaan replied to bwghost :

I have rotated them for you, but you might need to clear your browser cache to see it on your end. (Or open the image in a new tab and refresh it)

Were these uploads from iPhone?

Teecee avatarLevel 12
Teecee replied to Staaan :

Staaan I deleted a pic and re-edited it - tried to re-submit it and cannot can you help?

bwghost avatarLevel 7
bwghost replied to Staaan :

Thankyou

Teecee avatarLevel 12
Teecee replied to Staaan :

How do I connect with you Staaan? Teecee

Starfire_Moon avatarLevel 8
Rank: 35 out of 44 | 5 points

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Soleil often lays on the floor, pretending as through it is a wall and the world is all just tilted at the wrong angle
Taken on a stylo 5 phone camera

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ICANHAS avatarLevel 28
ICANHAS

He so soft!

Starfire_Moon avatarLevel 8
Starfire_Moon replied to ICANHAS :

She is very soft!

ICANHAS avatarLevel 28
ICANHAS replied to Starfire_Moon :

I correct: She so soft!

Starfire_Moon avatarLevel 8
Rank: 36 out of 44 | 5 points

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Zen always protects his older, smaller, more sickly sister in every situation
Taken on a stylo 5 phone camera

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bwghost avatarLevel 7
bwghost

How sweet

denlig avatarLevel 9
Rank: 37 out of 44 | 5 points

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The little red cat is sleeping - Nikon D5100 - f/5.6, 1/8 sec

Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Rank: 38 out of 44 | 5 points

Nameless picture created by Olga.L

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Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L

Spikey. Da Lat Vietnam, Sony @6300

ICANHAS avatarLevel 28
ICANHAS

This dog, I want it! So cute

Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L replied to ICANHAS :

awww you are sweet for saying so....woof woof!

bwghost avatarLevel 7
Rank: 39 out of 44 | 4 points

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Ghost White King Shepherd as a puppy 4 months old

Teecee avatarLevel 12
Rank: 40 out of 44 | 4 points

Entry without name created by Teecee


Lola sitting on the deck - T2i - 18-55

Teecee avatarLevel 12
Rank: 41 out of 44 | 4 points

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Roxy looking sweet as can be - T2i 18-55

Teecee avatarLevel 12
Rank: 42 out of 44 | 4 points

Entry without name created by Teecee


Max - T2i 18-55

grasshopper1 avatarLevel 11
Rank: 43 out of 44 | 4 points

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Lucas RIP 8/1/20

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Teecee avatarLevel 12
Teecee

Sorry for your loss. Good looking dog!

grasshopper1 avatarLevel 11
grasshopper1 replied to Teecee :

Thank you . I was debating on whether to enter this contest. It still hurts not having him around.He's been a part of our family for over 10 years.I miss him.

Teecee avatarLevel 12
Teecee replied to grasshopper1 :

We lost a couple of ours in 2018 it’s still hard posting their pictures I can totally relate

grasshopper1 avatarLevel 11
Rank: 44 out of 44 | 4 points

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Now you see him,
now you don't !

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IEatRawEggs avatarLevel 16
IEatRawEggs

And you can't even be mad at him for ripping it apart :)

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