Doggy lifeguards, burning dragons and a Russian gunslinger in this week's best boating photos

In this week’s roundup of the world’s best boating photos, we see Italy’s elite school of canine lifeguards pratice their sea rescues, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin gets macho on a boating trip and a group of kayakers light up the Bow River in Canada.

To see all these images head to our best boating photos gallery or check out our roundup of last week’s best boating photos.