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‘Dogs on the Beach’ — photographer documents the explosion of the canine beach culture

Award-winning photographer Lara Jo Regan’s latest book, “Dogs on the Beach,” captures the unbridled, infectious bliss canines exhibit when they hit the shore. In this breathtaking series, Regan combines two extremely popular subjects — dogs and beaches — making new waves in dog, beach, travel and animal photography.

A passionate, world-renowned chronicler of canine life (including “Dogs in Cars,” the “Mr. Winkle” series and “Dog Plays”), Regan spent three years shooting “Dogs on the Beach” in her quest to document the explosion of dog beach culture. She traveled to some of the most scenic seascapes in America, capturing the primal joy of dogs romping and rolling in the sand, splashing in surf, lounging in the sun and even catching a few waves. Rediscover and experiences the sensuous joys, childlike pleasures and expansive beauty of the beach through these intimate images of doggie dudes and bow-wow beach babes seeking natural highs in paradise.

“Dogs on the Beach,” published by Myth and Matter Media, debuts on Aug. 22, 2018. Click here to learn more.

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‘Dogs on the Beach’

Johnny, Boston terrier, ready to play, Morro Beach, Calif. (Photograph by Lara Jo Regan)

‘Dogs on the Beach’

Tom Tom, boxer, Seabright State Beach boardwalk, Santa Cruz, Calif. (Photograph by Lara Jo Regan)

‘Dogs on the Beach’

Lucky, King Charles spaniel, Kiawah Island, S.C. (Photograph by Lara Jo Regan)

‘Dogs on the Beach’

Derby and Teddy, goldendoodles, Ocean Beach Dog Beach, San Diego, Calif. (Photograph by Lara Jo Regan)

‘Dogs on the Beach’

Amos and Lucky, golden retriever and terrier-schnauzer mix, Coronado Dog Beach, Coronado, Calif. (Photograph by Lara Jo Regan)

‘Dogs on the Beach’

Lady and Zane, miniature pinschers, Fort Funston Beach, San Francisco, Calif. (Photograph by Lara Jo Regan)

‘Dogs on the Beach’

Fred, lab, catching a wave at dog surfing school, North Beach, Del Mar, San Diego, Calif. (Photograph by Lara Jo Regan)

‘Dogs on the Beach’

Dizzie and Dottie, Chihuahua mixes, Huntington Beach Dog Beach, Calif. (Photograph by Lara Jo Regan)

‘Dogs on the Beach’

Pearl and Shoko, Pekingese, Kiawah Island, S.C. (Photograph by Lara Jo Regan)

‘Dogs on the Beach’

Lilo, Walle and Eva, French bulldogs, Rosie’s Dog Beach, Long Beach, Calif. (Photograph by Lara Jo Regan)

‘Dogs on the Beach’

Gidget, pug, surfing champion on her customized surfboard, Ocean Beach, San Diego, Calif. (Photograph by Lara Jo Regan)

‘Dogs on the Beach’

Blitz, Buck and Santini, black labs, frolic on a beach in Santa Cruz, Calif. (Photograph by Lara Jo Regan)

‘Dogs on the Beach’

Mitzy and Wolfy Sue at Beachwalker Park on Kiawah Island, S.C., in the fall. (Photograph by Lara Jo Regan)

‘Dogs on the Beach’

Ajax, a Rottweiler; Archer, a dachshund, and Zola, a collie mix, Fort Funston Beach, San Francisco, Calif. (Photograph by Lara Jo Regan)

‘Dogs on the Beach’

Dogs on Arroyo Burro Beach, Santa Barbara, Calif. (Photograph by Lara Jo Regan)

‘Dogs on the Beach’

Murmi and Daisy, Chihuahua puppies, first trip to the beach, Fort de Soto Beach, St. Petersburg, Fla. (Photograph by Lara Jo Regan)

‘Dogs on the Beach’

Angel, standard poodle, in the autumn light, Beachwalker Park, Kiawah Island, S.C. (Photograph by Lara Jo Regan)

‘Dogs on the Beach’

A gang of dogs romps in the sunset on the shores of Coronado Island in San Diego, Calif. (Photograph by Lara Jo Regan)

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Book jacket for “Dogs on the Beach.” (Photo: Myth and Matter Media)

‘Dogs on the Beach’

Lara Jo Regan at Rosie’s Dog Beach in Long Beach, Calif. (Photo: David DiMichele)

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