This Golden Retriever is the ‘brain of the operation’. He’s leading the way. All the other cyclists follow him, and he’s taking his job very seriously.

What makes this photograph different is that the dog is impassible and his mouth is closed.

Almost all dogs would be excited, stand up and down (btw the dog is sitting), stick their heads to one side or the other, the mouth open and the tongue sticking out. Not this Lab, he’s impassible and looks straight ahead along the cycle path.

Labrador Retriever in charge of group of cyclists

Labrador Retriever in charge of group of cyclists

Technical

Before (left) and after (right) as processed with Darktable 2.2.3

Before (left) and After (right)

Camera: Canon 70D ISO 100 and 1/640
Lens: Canon 70-200mm f/4 @150mm and f/4.5
Processed with Darktable 2.2.3: http://www.darktable.org/