Bristol-based photographer Peter Thorpe has a great little tradition that he started 20 years ago. For his annual holiday card, he transforms Raggle, his dog, into various animals. He started this tradition with Paddy, and now continues with Raggle.

Other photographers would often turn to Photoshop, but Peter uses real props instead. When the photos are finished, he sends these cards to his family, friends and clients.

Sadly, this awesome tradition is coming to an end as Raggle is growing older and weaker every day. This year’s card is going to be the last one before her retirement.

More info: (h/t: petapixel)

A Mouse, 2014

A Donkey, 2007

A Sheep, 2010

A Camel, 2006

A Turkey, 2009

A Penguin, 2011

Bah Humbug, 2012

A Bird, 2013

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