Have you ever wondered what is your pet doing while you’re not around?
I am referring to those questions like “What is my dog thinking?” or “Why is my cat doing that?” that have been buzzing the heads of pet owners for ages.
It’s no secret that pets have their own lives and they make that most notable to everyone when they get to stay alone or decide to do a thing on their own. Our VOUBS team found this secret life fascinating and decided to organize a contest about the close relationship between humans and pet or domestic animals. It closed its’ doors a few weeks ago and is the first photo contest about Best Pet Photo for this year. The contest conclusion is that it gathered entries from all corners of the world which gave us pleasant insights on different pets’ lives.
To share the inspiration and joy, we are now offering you a good read in which can find:
13 pet images that will make your day and help you reconsider professional pet photography
An interview with the top winner of the contest and his suggestions for the VOUBS community
Quotes and aphorisms about the images, plus thoughts about their meaning
To have a pet is to own a treasure. It is a rare type of wealth that only the richest hearts could have.
Following are 13 photos that will give you a new perspective for animals, interesting moments insight, suggestions about what they do when left alone or assumptions what does life mean to them.
I remember I once read that puppies make the strongest connections with the youngest members of their family. Whether it’s because they’re both full of energy or because they share the same troubles while growing is unknown, but it is certain that this kid and the puppy are setting the beginning of a life-long friendship.
In 2016, a movie named “The Secret Life of Pets” was released. The main story was about the hidden life that pet animals have while their owners are out of their homes. It involved unbelievable journeys in which Max, a Jack Russell Terrier, played the main role.
Meet Cara, another Jack Russell Terrier. We do know that she is calmly laying on a pillow. But only she knows what is actually going on in her head and what plans she hides there.
A long-mustached kitten from Macedonia. While she looks like a prey stalker, I am wondering what her name is Macedonian is.
I would love to know if the author, Elizabeta, wants to share that information.
Bangladesh’ transportation system is one of the worst worldwide. People are forced to travel hanging on the outsides of the trains, but this man can’t afford to do it. He is desperately trying to find a space for himself and his companion. The rush of people makes this hard to do, but he is not going to give up and is willing to not get on the train if that means abandoning his dog.
How do you think – is there a love sincerer than the one between a pet and its’ owner?
As a continuation of the “love” matter, it is important to note that this is a complex feeling. It consists of a vast array of emotions, including sadness or depression.
This dog, for instance, looks quite unhappy, perhaps adopting the expression of an animal left alone and wondering whether his owners would return or not.
Eventually, though, the sadness of being alone soon turns into suspicion.
“Was that the sound of my owner’s car?” or “Is this him coming with the elevator?” are only two of the possible questions a pet may have in its’ head. Who knows?
8th place 10 WINGS Award
The story goes on, however. After the initial sadness is gone and the suspicion is left without a straight answer, the melancholia hits hard. Pet animals make strong connections with humans, and socializing makes most of their lives meaningful.
It turns out that after the initial madness and crazy stuff dogs do when left alone, they become bored and spend the time waiting for the owners to come back.
7th place 10 WINGS Award
The moment a pet sees your face and recognize you as his owner is a moment of great joy.
This photo of a Bulgarian author is a great example of love and joy seen from a companionship.
5th place 10 WINGS Award
Love, however, is not only related to pet animals. It could also relate to the love of domestic animals, like this image where a man in a traditional costume is showering and cleaning his cock with water spew.
4th place 10 WINGS Award
Truth is also, the more animals you have, the more love you get. These ladies are part of one family and represent three generations – a grandmother, a mother and a daughter.
3th place 10 WINGS Award
And whether you choose to have a fish, a hen, a cat or dog, it is important that you let the animals live their lives to their fullest potential. Accept all “secrets” that animals carry and take good care of them as creatures.
2nd place 10 WINGS Award
Create a proper environment for them where they have enough friends to be crazy with and share the secrets that you can’t understand. Then reap what you’ve sown – love and happy memories.
1st place 204 EUR Award
Don’t forget that pets would also love to have some adventures in their lives. Ensure they do have.
Remember the quote that states: “animals might be here only for a part of your life but for them, you are their whole life.” Cherish and capture the moments.
For the latter, read on to learn what the winner had to say about his winning photo.
Q: Briefly introduce yourself
A: My name is Azim Khan Ronnie. I was born in Dhaka, but I grew up in Bogra, Bangladesh. I have an utter passion for photography, and my ultimate goal is to capture the moments of life and give them significance by making them static in time. I love to travel and meet new people. Currently, I work as a senior camera person in a news channel and continue doing so for over 13 years now. My TV experience pushed me to gain a lot of photographic knowledge and enter into many photography contests.
Q: What are your biggest achievements?
A: I have many 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in national or international competitions, including here on VOUBS. I've won a BBC Wildlife Photo contest, a Wikipedia contest as well. I have prizes from Russia's, USA's, Japan's, Bangladesh's and China's competitions.
Q: What inspired you for the idea with the winning photo?
A: My main interest towards VOUBS began growing with the VIPA 2016 event.
Q: What would you like to see on VOUBS?
A: I would like to see real-time live contests.
Q: What are your ultimate goals?
A: I want to represent my country and win most of the most prestigious photography awards. I want to take a photo that will captivate anyone and be the best one in my life.
Pets are a great source of happiness. If you’re lucky enough a pet will come into your life, steal your heart and change everything you know. But regardless if you own one or not, VOUBS is giving you the chance to get to know them.
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