The Kennel Club has announced the winners of its tenth annual Dog Photographer of the Year competition - after sifting through an incredible 13,000 entries from 90 different countries. The winner is the image you see above: Anastasia Vetkovskaya from Russia took this photograph of Sheldon the Springer Spaniel entering the water on a misty morning.
Anastasia said, “I have loved animals from an early age, which is why I went to Moscow Veterinary Academy and became a veterinary surgeon in 2007. Around this period of time, my husband gave me my first SLR camera and since then I have devoted all of my free time to photography. My speciality is pets and I am inspired most by horses and dogs.
"This particular image was taken during dog training one early autumn morning. The dog, Lordsett Just One Look (Sheldon), belongs to a friend and often becomes my model.”
Scroll through to see the winners and runner-up entries from the eight categories...
'Dogs at Play'
Winner: Baxter the Westie, by Tom Lowe, North Tyneside
2nd place: Elouise Leland, USA
3rd place: a Dalmatian in the snow, by Daniel Nygaard, Sweden
Winner: Linda Strom, Colorado, USA
2nd place: Cat Race, UK
3rd place: Monika Madi, UK
Winner: Two Afghan Hounds, by Jamie Morgan, Maidstone
2nd place: Andrey Ershoy, Russia
3rd place: Rogerio Araujo, Brazil
'Man's Best Friend'
Winner: A man and his dog on a train, by Fiona Sami, Bristol
2nd place: Bruce Lehman, USA
3rd place: Polina Ulyanova, USA
'I Love Dogs Because...' (Under 18 category)
Winner: A fox-red Labrador puppy, by Jade Hudson, Lincolnshire
2nd place: Advait Huggahalli, USA
3rd place: A relaxed Pug, by Jasmine Otterley, UK
Winner: 12-year-old crossbreed Lizzie, by Kevin Smith, Worcester
2nd place: A 10-year-old Irish Setter, by Adriana Bernal, Columbia
3rd place: Two chocolate Labradors by Jonathan Yearsley, UK
'Assistance Dogs and Dog Charities'
Winner: Dale with family pet Esta, taken by Dale's brother Michael Higginson, Preston, Lancashire
2nd place: A lady and her service dog, by Diana Anderson, Australia
3rd place: Ed Felker, USA
'Dogs at Work'
Winner: Anastasia Vetkovskya, Russia (also the overall winner)
2nd place: A Belgian Shepherd working for the West Midlands Fire Service, by Robert James Dray, UK
3rd place: Lou, a former working Border Collie, by Kristi Oikawa, Canada
All of the winning images and the second and third places for each category will be on display at the Kennel Club in Mayfair, London, from 28 June until 12 September. The exhibition is open to the public and free to visit by appointment. Anyone wishing to visit should contact the Art Gallery office: firstname.lastname@example.org.