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Olympian turned photographer captures amazing shots of dogs leaping over branches

Ear they come! Olympian turned photographer captures amazing shots of dogs mid-air as they leap over branches

  • A photographer has captured incredible photos of athletic dogs striking their best ‘superman’ poses
  • Nigel Wallace, from Suffolk, is a former Olympic rifle shooter who moved into dog photography in 2018
  • He explained: ‘The shots are just fantastic. The dogs can easily get two or three feet off the ground. They do the paws-out “superman flight” as I like to call it. You can almost draw a cape on the back of them’

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A photographer has captured incredible photos of athletic dogs striking their best ‘superman’ poses as they fly through the air.

The athletic pooches – from sausage dogs to Rottweilers – get up to three feet off the ground as they leap over fallen trees and branches.

They’ve been photographer by snapper Nigel Wallace, from Mildenhall, Suffolk – a former Olympic rifle shooter who moved into dog photography in 2018.

In one photo, Border Collie Darcie stares straight down the camera lens as she elegantly stretches out her paws in mid-flight. Other dogs are pictured with a tongue hanging to the side or fluffy ears bouncing above their heads.

Nigel, 54, competed in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona and won gold at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Malaysia. Now, he’s using his eye for a good shot to produce these unique photos for dog owners.

He said: ‘The shots are just fantastic. The dogs can easily get two or three feet off the ground. They do the paws-out “superman flight” as I like to call it. You can almost draw a cape on the back of them.’

Nigel retired from rifle shooting in 2002 and worked at BT for 16 years before starting his dog photography business. He works with dog owners to entice their pet to bolt towards the camera and jump over the obstacle – normally a fallen tree or branches.

Nigel added: ‘It’s just giving dog owners something fun and different. They can’t capture this on a walk on their phone. ATll dogs are different – spaniels have really big ears and they’ll look different each time, border collies will stare straight at you as they jump.

‘We build the jumps according to the dog’s ability and how big or small it is. I always make sure it’s safe for the dog to do the photos, we check for back and hip problems beforehand.’

A photographer has captured incredible photos of athletic dogs striking their best ‘superman’ poses as they fly through the air. Bo the Viszla is pictured jumping over a branch

Even little dogs can do it!  They've been photographer by snapper Nigel Wallace, from Mildenhall, Suffolk - a former Olympic rifle shooter who moved into dog photography in 2018. Pictured is Beanz the Dachshund leaping over a branch

Even little dogs can do it! They’ve been photographer by snapper Nigel Wallace, from Mildenhall, Suffolk – a former Olympic rifle shooter who moved into dog photography in 2018. Pictured is Beanz the Dachshund leaping over a branch

In one photo, Border Collie Darcie stares straight down the camera lens as she elegantly stretches out her paws in mid-flight

Darcie the border collie is pictured

In one photo, Border Collie Darcie stares straight down the camera lens as she elegantly stretches out her paws in mid-flight

Barley the Spaniel looks majestic as he jumps over a tree branch.  Photographer Nigel said: 'The shots are just fantastic.  The dogs can easily get two or three feet off the ground'

Barley the Spaniel looks majestic as he jumps over a tree branch. Photographer Nigel said: ‘The shots are just fantastic. The dogs can easily get two or three feet off the ground’

Big jump for Bella!  Bella the Rottweiler was among the dogs pictured.  Nigel retired from rifle shooting in 2002 and worked at BT for 16 years before starting his dog photography business.

Big jump for Bella! Bella the Rottweiler was among the dogs pictured. Nigel retired from rifle shooting in 2002 and worked at BT for 16 years before starting his dog photography business.

I can do it too!  This little pup called Gigi did a big leap over two tree branches.  She is perfected hr best 'superman' pose mid-air

I can do it too! This little pup called Gigi did a big leap over two tree branches. She is perfected hr best ‘superman’ pose mid-air

Nigel works with dog owners to entice their pet to bolt towards the camera and jump over the obstacle - normally a fallen tree or branches.  Pictured: Lexi the Spaniel

Nigel works with dog owners to entice their pet to bolt towards the camera and jump over the obstacle – normally a fallen tree or branches. Pictured: Lexi the Spaniel

Simba the pup is pictured.  Nigel explained: ''It's just giving dog owners something fun and different.  They can't capture this on a walk on their phone'

Simba the pup is pictured. Nigel explained: ”It’s just giving dog owners something fun and different. They can’t capture this on a walk on their phone’

Jeb the black dog is pictured.  Nigel explained: 'We build the jumps according to the dog's ability and how big or small it is.  I always make sure it's safe for the dog to do the photos, we check for back and hip problems beforehand.''

Jeb the black dog is pictured. Nigel explained: ‘We build the jumps according to the dog’s ability and how big or small it is. I always make sure it’s safe for the dog to do the photos, we check for back and hip problems beforehand.”

Nigel, 54, competed in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona and won gold at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Malaysia.  Now, he's using his eye for a good shot to produce these unique photos for dog owners.

Nigel, 54, competed in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona and won gold at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Malaysia. Now, he’s using his eye for a good shot to produce these unique photos for dog owners.

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