A pet dog tries to escape the rising monsoon floodwaters in Porbandar, India, 1983
IG: A pet dog tries to escape the monsoon floodwaters after his owner let him outside in Porbandar, India. After realizing he had nowhere to go, a bark signaled the homeowner to let him back inside. 04/11/2017
A dog caught in a monsoon, Porbandar, India, 1983
Located along the Arabian Sea in the western Indian state of Gujarat, Porbandar is famous as being the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi. The monsoons enter the area in July, and generally persist until September.
"A wry humour underpins this bittersweet depiction of man's best friend. This situation rings true for all of us, not only for dogs. One can imagine the at the dog was barking to go outside - but once out there saw there was nowhere to go. 'It is clear that the dog's predicament is that he's trapped,' recollects McCurry. 'The street is flooded, the door is shut and his stuck on that tiny piece of concrete, waiting to be let back in. Of course, who knows what that dog is thinking...'".- Phaidon 55
With the arrival of the monsoon, this dog clearly wants to be let in. With his four paws placed squarely on a small concrete step and his head cocked towards the door, he listens intently for any movement inside that may indicate his sudden release from this perilous situation.