I saw a photograph of a bulldog riding a surf board as an advertisement for a Surf Dog Competition. I thought it would make a fun event to photograph. It turns out I wasn’t the only one who thought so..
Turns out it wasn’t as easy as it seemed. While I expected the dogs to be escorted by their owners/trainers, I didn’t expect all the junior lifeguards. I think there were about 5 lifeguards for every dog in the water.
Sometimes the human element added to the photograph…
..but most of the time I cropped or otherwise removed distractions
Besides being on the beach, there were photographers in the air and the sea
Like human surfers, the dogs had their own moves. Some liked to go backwards..
I’m not sure what angle of view this camera is getting 🙂
..and some sidways..
..and some sit..
..and some stand..
..and some couldn’t run away fast enough
They didn’t mind posing for cameras
and a bunch had cameras of their own.
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