Local pup smiles for the camera at Matoska Park.
Walking around White Bear Lake is a routine for Courtney Rowan and her pup, Gracie. Last Labor Day weekend, they stopped by White Bear Dog Beach at Matoska Park, where Rowan captured this image. “Gracie is a rescue originally found as an underweight stray and in a foster home before finding her forever home,” Rowan says. “Now, she is one spoiled and happy pup that even has her own Instagram [@graciegirltravels]. She loves any outdoor adventures and even will go paddle boarding or kayaking with me out on the lake.”
Rowan’s favorite part about the photo? “Gracie’s smile says it all,” she says.
Photographer: Courtney Rowan
Title: Gracie Soaking up the Sun
Equipment: iPhone 12 Pro Max
Second Place: Pets