Photographer Gurpreet Sachdev's dog enjoys the water on a sunny Pacific Northwest day.

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Photographer: Gurpreet Sachdev

Photo taken: Taken on June 2, 2018 at Lake Sammamish State Park

Photographer’s description: “Our three-year-old golden retriever cooling off in Lake Sammamish on a hot Saturday. Photo taken with Samsung Note 8.”

Critique: “The interesting lines of the water and shoreline along with a clean background really help draw the eye to the wet shaking dog. The small drops of water along with the clumped fur help us see the fun motion of the dog cooling off.”

Below is a gallery of previous Reader’s Lens picks. Share your recent photo from around the Northwest. Submit online at seattletimes.com/submit-photos. Our favorite will appear in this spot next week. We judge the year’s best and award prizes in December.