Paul Walker signs with Animal Photography.
We have just launched our first breed info and ideas page.
Stunning pictures of Cats and Dogs on white backgrounds.
12th September 2012
Bred originally from imports from Thailand in the 19th century.
Developed throughout this century with some outcrossing to introduce new colours. Friendly and very lively. Can be very noisy.
Read more information on the Siamese cat.
22nd August 2012
The Polish Lowland Sheepdog has its origins in Poland as a sheep herder and hunter. They are adaptable and easy to train. Good with children.
25th July 2012
Originating in Belgium for use in livestock herding, there are four very distinct types of Belgian Shepherd Dogs:
the Groenendael (Groenendaal), Laekense (Laekenois), Mechelaar (Malinois) and Tervuren (Tervueren).
19th July 2012
The Dachshund originated in Germany for following badgers and foxes to earth (rabbits in the case of the miniatures).
There are 3 distinct varieties which all come in 2 sizes: the standard smoothhaired Dachshund, the miniature smoothaired Dachshund, the standard wirehaired Dachshund, the miniature wirehaired Dachshund, the standard longhaired Dachshund and the miniature longhaired Dachshund.
13th July 2012
The Golden Retriever is on of the most popular breed around the world. They are mostly biddable, faithful and affectionate, although some can be headstrong and willful. They make good family pet, can live in most homes but best in the country.
Click here for more Golden Retriever breed information.
10th July 2012
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is a working dog, acting to bring ducks into range of the hunters gun.
2nd July 2012
The Weimaraner is an old German breed dating back to the 1600s.
Used for tracking and retrieving game.
Bold and fearless to the extent that it can also act as a guard dog.
Click here for more Weimaraner breed information.
4th June 2012
As a special treat for our Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and her Diamond Jubilee here are some our favourite pictures of Pembroke Welsh Corgis.
The first, this magnificent picture by Sally Anne Thompson of Champion Ermyn Sugar Loaf Of Lees.
A helping hand, Corgis with a Norfolk Terrier thrown in for good measure.
Photo © Animal Photography, Ron Willbie
Adorable Corgis, it doesn't get more cute than this...
Photo © Animal Photography, Tetsu Yamazaki
The famous Corgi, Ch Wey Blackmint, owned by Nan Butler.
Photo © Animal Photography, Sally Anne Thompson
It might be raining but we're all still enjoying the festivities. Corgi on the door step. Photo © Animal Photography, Leesia Teh
24th May 2012
Like to be beside the seaside? You're not alone.
30th April 2012
Animal Photography are pleased to announce the signing of Johnny Krüger to our family of photographers.
Indoors or outdoors, domestic or wild, Johnny can turn any scene or subject into a work of art. His stunning collection is online now.
4th April 2012
The pets in our library are lucky: they are much loved and very well looked after (in fact some are groomed to the nines). But spare a thought for the 600.000.000 stray animals living in dire conditions around the world right now. Today is "World Stray Animals Day".
For more information and ways to help please visit:
15th March 2012
Paul Kaye, a professional photographer admired and celebrated for his distinctive animal imagery, passed away peacefully on 8th of March aged 83.
Born in London on 19th December 1929, Paul was introduced to photography by his father - also Paul Kaye - as a young boy.
At that time Paul senior worked mainly in advertising photography but was later to become well-known in Fleet Street for his animal images, which were published extensively in both national newspapers and magazines.
Paul junior started his working life in show business while working with and learning from his father part-time. The partnership lasted 37 years until the death of Paul senior in 1985.
Having always had an affinity with creatures of all shapes and sizes, Paul chose to ignore the old theatrical adage: 'never work with children or animals' and began turning his hand to animal photography.
The skills passed on from his father, coupled with his showbiz background, formed the perfect combination and gave Paul great insight into the type of images that strike a chord with the viewer.
Paul's images capture the essence of what makes animals appealing to humans: cute, cuddly, affectionate, funny, surprising. They tell stories, challenge stereotypes and conventions, and continue to bring joy to many.
One of Paul's most famous subjects was a spaniel pup named Susi, who got up to some amazing antics, solo and with other animals, throughout the 1950s. Susi was a regular in the Sunday Pictoral as "the Pic Pup", and a decade later reappeared as a long running feature in the Munich Review. She has also graced a myriad of magazines, calendars and greetings cards, and is still a firm favourite 60 years on.
It's the timeless nature and universal appeal that make Paul's images really stand out and stand the test of time. Shot with commercial use well and truly in mind, and often featuring unnatural couplings and situations, they still maintain an uncannily natural feel and an undeniable and incomparable level of tenderness. Like his father’s before him, Paul’s imagery was featured in countless magazines, newspapers, periodicals and books: including several works by Enid Blyton.
In 2011 Paul joined specialist animal image library Animal Photography and began digitising his catalogue so a new generation of animal and image lovers can enjoy his work. The work to revive his unique and timeless collection continues.
Paul is survived by partner Shirley, his three sons Paul, Russell and Stefan, and six grandchildren. His funeral will take place on 21st March 2012, at 12.30pm at North East Surrey Crematorium, England.
No flowers please but any donations made to Canine Partners, would be much appreciated. The Funeral Directors will look after this for the family. Anyone wishing to send a donation may do so at the address below:
c/o The Truelove Funeral Trust,
118 Carshalton Road,
Sutton, Surrey SM14RL
23rd January 2012
2012...The year of the dragon
Unfortunately we don't have any dragons in our library, but this Greyhound is doing a pretty good job!
According to the Chinese Lunar calendar this is a very auspicious year.
So we wish you all a happy Chinese new year full of love and happiness.
10th January 2012
Animal Photography has added a new Spanish terrier type breed: the Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz (the Andalusian wine cellar keeper's rat hunting dog).
Also known as: Perro Ratonero Andaluz, Andalusian Rat-Hunting Dog or Perro Bodeguero Andaluz. It was recognised by the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture and by the Spanish Kennel Club as an indigenous Spanish breed in 2000.
24th November 2011
While enjoying this special occasion do spare a thought for the beautiful and intelligent turkeys. In fact did you know that Benjamin Franklin wanted to make the wild turkey the national bird of the United States instead of the bald eagle?
Domestic turkeys such as the ones in this picture are raised for eating and can weigh up to twice the amount of a wild turkey. Wild turkeys have full colour vision and great hearing. They can run up to 20 miles per hour and fly up to 55 miles per hour. Unfortunately most domestic turkeys are too heavy to fly, but they love having their feathers stroked. A special bird indeed!
31st October 2011
Throughout the ages black cats have been associated with the occult. Several myths and legends exist about black cats being evil or bad luck. They are supposed to have a connection with witches, and many other dark things. However in many cultures cats are also seen as a sign of good luck. So look after cats, especially the black ones during Halloween.
14th September 2011
This month this search term stood out as the most popular. Please keep checking our website for updates, as our images increase daily. Here's our top 5.
12th September 2011
We have now added images of a little spitz type Italian dog known as the Volpino Italiano (also known as the Cane de Quirinale, Florentine Spitz
or Italian Spitz). The Volpino is recognised by both the FCI and UKC.
1st September 2011
Paul Kaye signs with Animal Photography.
Paul has specialised in humorous animal pictures for many years and his images are quite simply 'classics'. In the coming months we will be working with Paul digitising his collection and we'll keep you posted with our progress. All his animal pictures will be sold exclusively through Animal Photography.
Paul Kaye's photo's are going live now, view Paul Kaye's images
18th August 2011
We have just uploaded Alice van Kempen's lovely images of the wetterhoun, also known as Frisian Water Dog. This rare gundog breed from the Netherlands performs well on land as well as in water and was originally used to hunt otters.
29th July 2011
Geoffroy's Cat (Leopardus geoffroyi) is a wild cat which originates from the southern and central regions of South America. The Geoffroy's Cat has been bred with the domestic cat, resulting in the rare hybrid Safari Cat.
This fast breed is about the size of a domestic cat. Some people keep Geoffroy's cats indoors, however these are not normal domestic cats and are a serious commitment. They will need training and regular handling.
13th June 2011
This breed was co-developed in Britain, it is made of Siberian Husky, Alaskan Malamute and German Shepherd plus some unknown Nordic breeds and is bred internationally.
The aim is to have a dog that looks like a wolf dog but does not have wolf crosses and thus easier to keep. Not suspicious but a reliable friendly dog.
View all photos of Tamaskan dogs at Animal Photography
30th May 2011
We bumped into to Simon Tofield at the GCCF show some months ago and we got him to sign one of his super books for us, and we're now giving it away in our latest competition.
To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is follow us on Facebook, that's it! We'll announce the lucky winner on Facebook at the beginning of July.
About the book:
Simon's Cat returns! And this time he explores the world beyond the garden fence.
Packed full from cover to cover, this new book is bursting with detailed new drawings and many more animal characters!
What will he see and who exactly will he meet?
Publication date: 7th October 2010
Published by Canongate
25th May 2011
We reckon this is the happiest Boxer dog ever.
1st May 2011
We welcome the very chirpy (sorry) Lee Feldstein to Animal Photography. Lee brings a huge collection of exotic bird imagery to our library, he also photographs many cats and dogs.
Lee is based in New Jersey, USA.
23rd March 2011
Since launching our new website we have been adding thousands of stunning images. This is just one of many new kinds of photo's we are adding. And, the best thing of all, we have much more to come.
3rd February 2011
Today we signed the fabulous Nick Ridley to Animal Photography, this is fantastic news, as just last month we signed Paul Walker.
Nick has been involved in photography for over 30 years and this experience coupled with a lifetime of being around working dogs gives him an undeniable edge when photographing our canine companions. He was an inspector with a well known animal charity and always puts the care and welfare of the animal before the taking of a photograph.
He is a full time professional dog photographer and is available for both commercial and private commissions. In 1998 he started what has become one of the highest profile and well respected dog event photography businesses in the country. His photographs are used throughout the world and he has a number of international clients within his portfolio.
Nick has written two books on photographing pets and dogs and in 2008 he published his "first coffee table book" Labradors... At Work, Rest and Play. In 2009 the second book in the series Spaniels was published and both books have gone on to be international sellers. Nick has made numerous television and radio appearances.
You can visit Nick's website here www.nickridley.com We'll post more of his fabulous photos, as they go live.
14th January 2011
Alice van Kempen's amazing photo's have now gone live.
6th December 2010
A warm welcome to Paul Walker; the latest photographer to join the Animal Photography team.
We first came across Paul a few years ago, when one Christmas morning we unwrapped his fabulous book: Pet Photography Now. Since then we have been following his great work, and today are delighted to announce his contract arrived safely, dog bite-mark included.
Paul has won numerous awards for his stunning imagery - a list far too long to go into here - and has been awarded the Scottish Master Photographer title no less than three times.
His extensive experience of photographing animals with differing temperaments - from rescue dogs through to highly trained Crufts regulars - and attitude to pet photography is well regarded, as are his ‘animal wizardry tricks’; a special set of animal interaction techniques designed to get the very best out of his subjects.
You can visit Paul's website here www.pawspetphotography.co.uk We'll post more of his fabulous photos, as they go live.
2nd December 2010
'Tis the season for some cool, crisp imagery. Check out this month's Featured lightbox for some wonderfully heart-warming views of winter.
16th November 2010
Spotted something? We came across this fabulous picture of a West Highland White exploring the forest in David Jensen’s collection. We think it would make a wonderful spread in a magazine...
5th November 2010
Well done to Britta Jaschinski for winning European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010, with this stunning image: 'Ghostly Cheetah'.
The Ghostly Cheeta was captured by Britta during a recent trip to Tanzania, she takes up the story:
“I arrived in Ndutu only days after a huge bushfire had ripped through the area, burning down a vast number of majestic acacia trees.
“I could smell ash and cinders in the air. The destructive power of these fires is immense. I found many empty, whitened tortoise shells and saw disorientated impala and dik-dik wandering around with nowhere to hide.
“And then, a cheetah appeared on the blackened soil. This fire must have been a windfall for large cats - their prey was confused and out in the open. But the cheetah, too, looked unsettled, alienated and lost - almost ghostly. I took the photo and then watched as he melted into the singed background. The cheetah is endangered due to loss of habitat, reduced prey and direct persecution. I feel this photo symbolises how exposed and vulnerable this species is.”
View images by Britta Jaschinski at Animal Photography.
View this article on the BBC
1st November 2010
We've just added some beautiful images of Simmental cows, by award-winning photographer Britta Jaschinski.
28th October 2010
This picture of a Shorthaired, tabby kitten demonstrating it’s balancing skills, was viewed more than any other image in October 2010. Each month we'll post the most popular images.
3rd August 2010
Welcome Eva-Maria Krämer, to Animal Photography.
The arrival of Eva to our team will totally transform our Dog breeds collection; from an already respectable 270, to over 370.
Not only that, Eva brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of Dogs to Animal Photography; she has written several reference books about Dogs and has worked with KOSMOS publishers for many years, she also publishes two magazines: Collie Review and Beardie Revue.
Her collection of rare breeds of dogs is unrivalled, and we’re truly excited about having her with us. Eva lives in Germany and is possessed by her most lovable Whippet called Nikki.
2nd August 2010
The Munchkin is a relatively new breed created by a naturally occurring genetic mutation that results in cats with abnormally short legs.
The gene responsible has been compared to the one that gives Welsh Corgis and Dachshunds their short stature, but Munchkins do not suffer from the many spinal problems typically associated with those canine breeds (cats' spines are physically different from dogs').
Although on first glance it would look to be the case, the shortness of their legs does not seem to interfere with their running and leaping abilities.
The munchkin is a cheerful and curious breed of cat, which settles easily with humans, making it great as a pet.
The Munchkin achieved TICA Championship status in May 2003.
19th July 2010
We've just added images of the stunning 'Toyger' cat.
The Toyger is a breed in development; recognized by TICA for Registration only early in the 1990's, Preliminary New Breed in 2000 and lovely even now, the goals for the breed are long term and the prospect even more exciting.
Interestingly, several of the Toyger’s features proposed have never before been recognized as possible in a domestic cat. Progress is slow but steady in all areas from companionability, to appearance.
The Toyger showed its new TICA status of Advanced New Breed in May 2006.
13th July 2010
We've just added images of the Exotic Shorthair.
12th July 2010
We've just added images of this adorable Patterdale terrier.
9th July 2010
We've just added images of some Nubian goats.
8th July 2010
We've just added images of the Tonkinese cat.
30th June 2010
A warm welcome to Tetsu Yamazaki, the latest member of the Animal Photography team, who brings to us a fabulous collection of cat and dog images.
Tetsu’s work has graced many newspapers, magazines and books: including the much admired Legacy of the Cat and Legacy of the Dog, and has feaured in many other forms of media, advertising, and displays
Tetsu's images are executed with precision and clarity that is hard to find these days. We are currently selecting pictures, and will post a link once they're online.
19th June 2010
We welcome Alice Van Kempen to Animal Photography. Alice is very much the modern day Sally Anne Thompson.
Alice is a professional Dog photographer and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise of Dogs. Sally recommended her as a great photographer to join our team of ever growing photographers and we look forward to adding her images to Animal Photography. Her photographs are widely published in magazines, books, calenders, brochures and advertising. Alice will bring an enormous collection of stock photographs, including many rare breeds which will really add to our already wonderful library.
Image link coming soon.
1st June 2010
Over 12 years ago we bought ZOO; a wonderfully haunting book by Britta Jaschinski, about the confinement of animals. We love ZOO, and so are absolutely delighted to welcome Britta to the Animal Photography family.
Britta is well known for her wildlife pictures and has won numerous awards. Her work has featured in many prestigious international art festivals and museums.
When not photographing wildlife, Britta works with Dogs Trust, United Nations, RSPCA and many other good cause projects, so we are delighted to be solely representing her domestic imagery.
We congratulate her for ther most recent award; ‘Highly Commended’ for the Wildlife Photographer of the year 2009. Britta was born in Bremen, Germany and now lives and works in London, England.
Image by Alexandr Pospech.
9th April 2010
Welcome Alan Robinson to Animal Photography. Alan is listed as one of the top 10 Cat photographers in the world and brings with him a fabulous collection of cat breed images - perhaps one of the largest available - and experience to Animal Photography.
Combining Alan’s and Helmi Flick's work together will give us one of the best, if not the best collection of Cat breeds in the world.
19th March 2010
Welcome Helmi and her husband Ken to Animal Photography. Helmi needs no introduction really, she is one of the leading Cat photographers in the world.
Very much a team effort, Helmi and husband Ken - lighting man, roadie, technical advisor and cat wrangler - work together to produce some of the most striking Cat images ever seen.
Helmi Flick's break came in 2002, when she was asked by the TICA to be show photographer. Later on that year she had her pictures featured in Legacy of the Cat, one of the leading definitive guides to cats.
26th February 2010
We welcome Paul Cotney to Animal Photography. Paul runs his own studio in Yorkshire, England. As soon as we saw Paul's work we loved it, he manages to capture the most adorable images, which we're confident will grace many fine publications in the future.
5th February 2010
A warm welcome to Anita Peeples, the newest member of the Animal Photography team.
Although Anita has only been photographing animals for a few years, she has already developed her own unique, and rather contemporary style.
She is based Peterborough, Canada.
29th January 2010
We’re delighted to welcome Barbara O'Brien to Animal Photography. We contacted Barbara a couple of months ago after stumbling on her website; we loved the lifestyle approach and the diversity of her images.
Barbara has been a professional animal trainer for 20 years, combining this with her photography skills to produce breathtaking imagery.
She works from her Farm in the beautiful rolling hills of Western Wisconsin, US. Which we think sounds jolly nice.
Barbara’s clients have included Target, Apple and Harley-Davidson.
16th January 2010
We welcome Robin Burkett to Animal Photography. Robin runs her own pet photography studio in Washington, US. Voted one of the "Best Pet Portrait Artists" by The Washington Post. Robin is already an established photographer so we are very excited to have her working with us.
13th January 2010
We welcome Vidar Skauen to Animal Photography. We found Vidar on Flickr after seeing his stunning images of Sphynx cats - the sharpness and clarity of his images have to be seen to be believed.
He is a semi-professional photographer, taking pictures in his spare time, and is based in Oslo, Norway.
6th January 2010
Ron Willbie, husband to Sally Anne Thompson joined Animal Photography in 1975 and specialised in 'catching the moment' and action shots. His work has contributed to many of the more candid shots in our collection.
5th January 2010
A true pioneer of the art, Sally Anne Thompson has combined highly developed photographic skills and an extraordinary ability to get the best out of her subjects, to produce the most unique, striking, and elegant animal images. In a career spanning over
4th January 2010
For those of you who don’t know us, we’re a small, specialist image library based entirely on the work of Sally Anne Thompson; a pioneer of the animal photography art who - along with her husband Ron Willbie - photographed over 100,000 Dogs, Cats and Horses; domestic, working and wild animals during her 50 year career.
To date, Animal Photography has been all about Sally and Ron’s wonderful imagery, but as of today a new chapter begins, and we’re opening our doors to the wealth of animal photographer talent from around the world.
Why the change after all this time? Well, the image world is developing at a pace; the way in which we capture, store, distribute and buy images is progressing so fast, and we felt it was time we progressed along with it.
Our MD Stephen Taylor takes up the story: "When we took over AP in 2006, it was all about building a new website, re-branding, digitising images, and getting them online, but the image world has moved on since then. By mid 2009 we hit 10,000 images, but people now expect even more choice than that; with stock agencies like Getty, Alamy or Corbis image buyers have so much choice. We need to meet that demand, but at the same time without loosing sight of Sally and Ron’s original vision for Animal Photography; to be the number one domestic animal image resource in the world, full of the highest quality specialist imagery available.”
...and that really sums up our challenge: to be the number one place an image buyer can go to find the world’s best animal photographers and pictures.
We can’t do it alone though, we’re going to need some world class photographers to come with us on our journey. If you’re up for it, please get in touch...
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