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Splash! Top 10

embark round top 10 unleashed challenges Aug 24, 2021
Splash! Top 10
We've just completed the Splash! challenge in the Embark Round of Unleashed Challenges and the submissions were fantastic. 
It took us a while to whittle the images down to just 10, and it came down to the smallest little things that made these our favourites.
We were glad that no gear was harmed in the making of these images, and we hope the photographers have all dried off now too.
Congratulations! Here, in no particular order, are the top 10 winners!
Charlotte & Craig 📸 🐶 ✨

Blue Amrich | Beyond the Fence

A wonderful perspective and the use of the wide-angle makes you feel like you are in the water with the dog!

Toni Greatorex

The dark background and contrasting pink jacket make this a striking image. The action is perfectly sharp and that little splash of water really makes this.

Jennifer Patterson

The soft pastel tones really make the black dog pop out of this shot and the body lines and splashing water couldn't be any better!

Amanda Engel | Amanda Engel Photography

This is a really great shake shot with pin-sharp focus where it is needed and the light behind feels like a spotlight adding some extra magic to this shot.

Andrea Fleury | Dogtography

The feeling that this is a moment of contemplation and serenity really make this a successful shot. The dog looking at the wave approaching gives a great connection to the water.

Nicole Hrustyk | Pawtraits by Nicole

This will bring a smile to anyone who sees it. The chomping at the water, the bubbles, the determined look all combined with technical perfection make this a really dynamic, fun image.

Holly Cook | Holly Cook Photography

This is a dog who loves to splash around! This is a joy-filled image with a perfectly captured splash.

Keri Nakahashi | Keri Nakahashi Photography

This is a totally different interpretation of the theme. This diagonal line works well and the crystal clear water and palm trees behind give this a really great sense of place.

Jeff Rooney 

Great light, great action, great colour, great splash! This is a really fun shot.

Cathy Kirbach | Cathy Kirbach Ferry Photography

One of the calmer splash moments for this challenge! Beautifully lit, great interaction with the water and great use of negative space on the right to give the dog room to look into. 

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