2016 BPPA Pictures of the Year

08 – Animal

1st: Winslow Townson / Freelance

A rancher leads a pack of white horses in the Camargue region of France, April 29, 2016.
A rancher leads a pack of white horses in the Camargue region of France, April 29, 2016.

2nd: John Tlumacki / The Boston Globe

Winnie, a two-year old Labrador retriever stood at the podium at the Mass. State Police Headquarters before a throng of media cameras and reporters as she was introduced as the newest State Police member. The dog is specially trained to sniff out items associated with computers and cell phones, including storage devices , SD cards and USB drives.
Winnie, a two-year old Labrador retriever stood at the podium at the Mass. State Police Headquarters before a throng of media cameras and reporters as she was introduced as the newest State Police member. The dog is specially trained to sniff out items associated with computers and cell phones, including storage devices , SD cards and USB drives.

3rd: Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe

Wendy Cook poses for a portrait with Kunsang aka Papa Bear, a rabbit she bought as a religious act of mercy at her home in Lincoln, MA, September 14, 2016.
Wendy Cook poses for a portrait with Kunsang aka Papa Bear, a rabbit she bought as a religious act of mercy at her home in Lincoln, MA, September 14, 2016.

Honorable Mention: Cheryl Senter / Freelance

Early morning rays of light, accentuated by fog rising from melting ice, shines down on a dog fetching a stick.
Early morning rays of light, accentuated by fog rising from melting ice, shines down on a dog fetching a stick.