Carol
Sahley

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Carol Sahley

Portrait of a majestic goat.


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Celeste
Giuliano

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Celeste Giuliano

Echo Tango-Foxtrot Eckert explores space with model Stephanie for the "Agents of Adventure"-themed Pinups For Pitbulls 2014 calendar.


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Jany
Tremblay

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Jany Tremblay

Tremblay's series emphasizes her subjects' comic attitudes in order to bring out human character.
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Jany Tremblay

Tremblay's series emphasizes her subjects' comic attitudes in order to bring out human character.
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Jany Tremblay

Tremblay's series emphasizes her subjects' comic attitudes in order to bring out human character.
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Jany Tremblay

Tremblay's series emphasizes her subjects' comic attitudes in order to bring out human character.
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Beatriz
Posada

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Beatriz Posada

One snake, Morelia Spilota, photographed showing her front and back. Mexico.
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Beatriz Posada

Black-and-white image of Pantherophis Gutattus focusing on the beauty of the patterns created when it moves.
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Beatriz Posada

This image shows two Pantherophis Guttatus snakes interacting with each other, forming a pattern that resembles a heart.
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Beatriz Posada

This image focuses on Lampropeltis Triangulum Campbelli's texture and scales. Photographed with only enough light to highlight its edges.
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Beatriz Posada

This black-and-white image of Lampropeltis Getula Nigrita attempts to display it as a piece of jewelry, highlighting the beauty of its skin
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Beatriz Posada

Two Pantherophis guttatus interacting with each other and creating a beautiful pattern.
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Terran
Bayer

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Terran Bayer

A friend to lean on.


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Natalia
Martinez

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Commissioned by Bark magazine for its online shop, Bark Goods.
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Commissioned by Bark magazine for its online shop, Bark Goods.
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Natalia Martinez/Photo Lab Pet Photography

Commissioned by Bark magazine for its online shop, Bark Goods.
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Natalia Martinez/Photo Lab Pet Photography

Commissioned by Bark magazine for its online shop, Bark Goods.
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Natalia Martinez/Photo Lab Pet Photography

Commissioned by Bark magazine for its online shop, Bark Goods.
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Natalia Martinez/Photo Lab Pet Photography

Commissioned by Bark magazine for its online shop, Bark Goods.
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Holly
Donovan

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Holly Donovan

Welcome, Oscar, the newest member of the family.
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Holly Donovan

Welcome, Oscar, the newest member of the family.
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Holly Donovan

Welcome, Oscar, the newest member of the family.
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Holly Donovan

Welcome, Oscar, the newest member of the family.
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Holly Donovan

Welcome, Oscar, the newest member of the family.
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Holly Donovan

Welcome, Oscar, the newest member of the family.
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Marc
F

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Marc F

Black magic woman.


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John
Sturdy

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John Sturdy

A champion Cane Corso named Paradiso, shot for the March 27, 2014 Chicago Reader cover.
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A champion Cane Corso named Paradiso, shot for the March 27, 2014 Chicago Reader cover.
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Rebecca
Yale

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Rebecca Yale

A penguin chick cuddled under her mother for warmth in Antarctica reaches up to her mother for a snack.
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Rebecca Yale

Two newly hatched penguin chicks snuggle underneath their mother in Antarctica.
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Rebecca Yale

A pod of Orca whales porpoise alongside our boat in Antarctica, a rare display for these beautiful animals.
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Rebecca Yale

A group of penguins huddle together on one side of an iceberg in Antarctica.
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Alice
Van Kempen

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Alice Van Kempen

Claire's home is her castle.
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Alice Van Kempen

Claire's home is her castle.
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Alice Van Kempen

Claire's home is her castle.
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Alice Van Kempen

Claire's home is her castle.
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Alice Van Kempen

Claire's home is her castle.
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Alice Van Kempen

Claire's home is her castle.
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Carlos
Coello

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Carlos Coello

Mr. July in the 2014 Liberty Tails calendar for the Liberty Humane Society.
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Carlos Coello

Ms. September in the 2014 Liberty Tails calendar for the Liberty Humane Society.
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Carlos Coello

Ms. November in the 2014 Liberty Tails calendar for the Liberty Humane Society.
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Carlos Coello

Mr. March in the 2014 Liberty Tails calendar for the Liberty Humane Society.
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Peyrotty

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Cusco, the not-Cheshire cat.
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Cusco, the not-Cheshire cat.
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Ambre Peyrotty

Cusco, the not-Cheshire cat.
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Ambre Peyrotty

Cusco, the not-Cheshire cat.
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Ambre Peyrotty

Cusco, the not-Cheshire cat.
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Ambre Peyrotty

Cusco, the not-Cheshire cat.
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Tegan
Keller

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Tegan Keller

A pug's party.
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Tegan Keller

A pug's party.
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Tegan Keller

A pug's party.
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Tegan Keller

A pug's party.
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In this winners' gallery for the 2015 edition of Best Friends, you'll find paws, claws, tails and scales. Congratulations to grand-prize winner Natalia Martinez, who will receive a $1,500 award for her photograph of a Great Dane puppy, Claire; first-place winners Kevin Dyer, Sophie Gamand, Michael Hanson and Shelly Mosman; and the other talented photographers who appear in this gallery


THIS CONTEST WAS JUDGED BY:

David J. Carol | Suzanne Donaldson
Claudia Kawczynska | Robin Scofidio

Click here for more information on the judges