Dogs are one of nature’s most enthusiastic and loving creatures. Whether it’s going for a walk, having a snuggle on the couch or playing a game of fetch, man’s best friend always seems to be on board with a big puppy grin and a wagging tail. However, there is one activity that will halt those eager paws in their tracks and send them running in the other direct. The dreaded (dun dun dun!) bath.
Sophie Gamand, a French photographer living in New York, decided to get a closer look at our furry friends’ least favorite activity in her photo series, “Wet Dog.”
Gamand set up shop at pet stylist Ruben Santana’s Bronx studio earlier this year to catch the groomers in action, Today reported. She photographed more than a dozen dogs in an attempt to capture the adorable expressions of misery on the faces of the now clean canines.
“The expressions were priceless and really entertaining,” Gamand told the outlet. “It was magic.”
“Wet Dogs” won the Portraiture category at the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, and the series is currently being expanded into a book, which is due out Fall 2015.
Enjoy the delightfully pained expression of these pups below as they endure the torture that is good hygiene.