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Embark Party Time Top 10

embark top 10 unleashed challenges Oct 24, 2023
Party Time Top 10 October 2023

It's time to party! We've made it to our 12th and final challenge of Embark 2023!

Our fun-loving furry friends spent so much of their time engaging in play. Most dogs are always up for a game and capturing these candid moments of pure joy in your photos can be challenging, but rewarding.

It seems fitting that we finish Embark with the unbridled joy of pets at play.

Here, in no particular order, are our top 10 images from this challenge. Congratulations to the photographers.

We'll be revealing the individual challenge winners and overall top Embark portfolio at the awards ceremony. Catch it LIVE in the Pet Photography Unleashed Facebook group at the following times:

New Zealand 11am Friday, 31st October 2023
Brisbane 8am Friday, 31st October 2023
London 11pm Thursday, 30th October 2023
New York 6pm Thursday, 30th October 2023

See you then!

Charlotte & Craig 🐶 📸 ✨

Amy Hodson | Wander Pet Photography

This is so hilariously awkward and the subdued 'serious' editing style is a brilliant, party for one, we think so!

Annette Hagemeijer | Furry Friend Photography

This is a really striking image and the bold crop really draws you into this playful moment. The detail and shapes in the splashes add extra interest without being a distraction.

Desiree Nickerson | Born 2 Run Photography

This is so humorous you can't not smile, this dual-headed, 8-legged beast taking on the beach, leaving a trail of sparkle in its wake. What a great take on the Party Time brief.

Dianne Willemsen

What a fantastic moment, brilliant expressions and interaction between the dogs and the light and location add to the story of adventure.

Eva Duerkop 

What a striking silhouette of this dog at play. Gorgeous light and colour, the reflection and dark edge along the bottom frame and finish this image beautifully.

Gabriela Ciobanu | LightStories

This little dog is really going for it literally flying with the gulls, which frame the dog beautifully. 

Ginger Wick | Ginger Wick Photography

Stunning colour harmony, tons of texture and gorgeous light. Then the moment between the dogs is so perfect for the Party Time challenge.

Lisa Olson | Pets R Family

This is whimsical and really fun. The wide angle exaggerates the expressions and the colours are all in perfect harmony.

Lori Cegon | Lori Cegon Photography

It's not often we see a cat in the Party Time challenge, and this little feline is captured beautifully enjoying a good stick. The colour harmony of this location is wonderful.

Teran Buckner | Phido Photography

This captures a fairytale like essence and the rich tones are wonderful. aAs viewers , we really feel right there in this moment with the dog.

Embark is made up of 12 challenges over 6 months and is the first interactive course in the Unleashed Challenges series.

Much more than just a challenge, Embark is an invaluable educational resource that will help you build up a go-to list of shots to help create variety in your work. Designed for anyone to be able to complete whether you just want to photograph your own dog or you are a professional pet photographer.

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