Wet Dogs: Coco

All photos: Sophie Gamand

French pet photographer Sophie Gamand explores the uncanny, human-like qualities of sopping wet canines, like Coco above, in her new project “Wet Dogs.”

The New York-based artists was actually inspired to shoot the comical series while working on another project, “Metamorphosis,” in which she teams up with Bronx-area dog groomer Ruben Santana to document the transformation that rescue pups go through when they are groomed.

As Santana bathed the dogs, Gamand was transfixed by the way the water played with their fur, turning them into dramatically different creatures. When she noticed their irresistible, human-like expressions, she knew she had something unique and fun.

“I believe dogs mirror us,” Gamand tells MNN. “[They] say a lot about our own solitude and the challenges we face in the human society.”

Can’t get enough? A book featuring these charmingly damp pooches will be released in Fall 2015. Continue below to see more of the "Wet Dog" series, or follow Gamand's latest updates on her website, Facebook and Twitter.







 
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Catie Leary is a photo editor at Mother Nature Network. Follow her on Twitter and Google+.