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17 Examples of the Best Pet Portraits

Sometimes the best animal photography can be found right in your own home. We look at some of the best pet photography from Photocrowd photographers

‘Bath Cat’ by Skrotov, Nikon D80, 35mm, 1/125sec at f/4, ISO 200

Wildlife photography is easily one of the most popular genres, not just here on Photocrowd, but in the world of photography. There are several notable and global competitions devoted to the subject with entries coming from photographers stalking forests, the countryside, safari and even the depths of the ocean.

One of the most satisfying genres of animal photography doesn’t even require you to leave the comfort of your own home. Pet photography is a popular genre in its own right, whether its pictures of dogs, cats, hamsters or even the humble goldfish. Pet photography has much in common with what we would normally think of as wildlife photography and also shares much common ground with portrait photography. Through your pet photography, you have an opportunity to reveal the character and unique qualities of your pets.

Whether you photograph your pets within the home or out in the open air, you are guaranteed to come away with excellent images that will captivate both you and the audience who share in the joy of your images.

‘Collie Amongst the Buttercups’ by Dani Colston, Canon EOS 6D, 24-70mm, 1/125sec at f/2.8, ISO 200

‘Window Cat’ by Tony Wood, Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 24mm, 1/50sec at f/1.8, ISO 100

Untitled by Rachel Bennett, Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 1/125sec at f/8, ISO 200

‘Drowning in Wishes’, by Sian Tudor, Nikon D5100, 55-200mm, 1/1600sec at f/4.5, ISO 400

‘Harvey’ by Giles Christopher

‘The Owl and the Dog’ by Robert Booth, Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, 300mm, 1/125sec at f/5, ISO 100

‘Sleepy Miracle, Chinese Crested 1-week Puppy Dog’ by Ase, Mamiya ZD, 1/5sec at f/1, ISO 100

‘SPA’ by Ase, Canon EOS 5D, 1/200sec at f/5.6, ISO 125

‘Box Cat’ by Skrotov, Nikon D80, 17-50mm, 1/25sec at f/2.8, ISO 100

‘Maggie’ by Pete Sawers

‘Flower Girl’ by Ashraful Arefin, Nikon D5000, 50mm, 1/500sec at f/1.8, ISO 100

‘Goldfish in a Bowl’ by Kim Stone, Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 102mm, 1/160sec at f/9, ISO 250

‘Rhodesian Ridgeback Puppy Portrait’ by Tina, Nikon D700, 50mm, 1/125sec at f/5, ISO 200

‘The New Kitten’ by Jennifer MacNeill, Canon EOS 6D, 85mm, 1/1000sec at f/2, ISO 500

Untitled by Skrotov, Nikon D800, 35mm, 1/100sec at f/2, ISO 500

‘Ollie’ by Karen Tillett, Nikon D800, 28-300mm, 1/125sec at f/11, ISO 200

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