14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A adoptable animal Shelter dog playing with her toys

As a employee at a small rural animal shelter, I take photos of all the animals available for adoption. When I take the photos I try to capture the dogs character and playfulness. Some of the pictures I have taken show an animals soul from what I have been told before and general help with getting that animal adopted. When you have a good picture of these animals you get a better connection with potential new families in wanting to adopt that animal when it shows them "smiling" or being able to "see into that animals soul".

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2016
Date Uploaded: 09.2016
Photo Location: Grand Cane, Louisiana, United States of America
Copyright: © Adrianna Gooden