These Winning Images From Dog Photographer Of The Year Are Comfort For The Soul

Human's best friend never looked better.
<strong>First Place and Overall Winner</strong><br>"The Lady of the Mystery Forest"<br>Noa, Great Dane, Netherlands
First Place and Overall Winner
"The Lady of the Mystery Forest"
Noa, Great Dane, Netherlands

As we slog our way through the dog days of summer, the Dog Photographer of the Year awards have arrived to lift our spirits. Photographers from all over the world sent in their best images of our furry friends and the results are spectacular.

The Kennel Club in the United Kingdom has been putting on this competition since 2005. This year, it received more than 10,000 submissions from 70 countries. Yup, that’s a lot of pictures of pooches. Here are the cream of the crop.