The Wet Dog Photo That Won the Sony World Photography Award

More than 140,000 photos from 166 countries were entered in the Sony World Photography Awards, and one of them, a photo of a dog caught mid-bath, with sopping fur streaming and a sour look on his face, stunned the judges. We imagine them seated at a table, passing around the photo.

“Look at this,” says one. “A wet dog,” coos another. “Finally …” breathes a third.

They stopped judging right then, and burst from the room and stood on the balcony, waving the portrait to the throngs — perhaps. In any case, they had their first place in the Portraiture category.

This is Wet Dog:

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