Goofy Shaking Dogs Caught in the Moment

Fur, fuzz and spit flying in an instant, it’s all you can do to get out of the way; many dog owners are more than familiar with their canine friends wild head shaking. Pet and animal photographer Carli Davidson is no stranger to these four legged shakes either, in fact she’s created a series “Shake,” featuring those distorted and blissful dog faces right in the middle of thier spin cycle.

This is just a small sample of the Portland Oregon artists excellent work. She has a background in both commercial and documentary photography, as well as over 7 years experience as an animal trainer and caretaker. As well as taking great portraits of pets and their keepers, she currently acts as an animal care tech and official photographer for the Oregon Zoo. See her many great captures at


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  1. Judith Tiedemann

    I’d love to know what kind of Camera was used, and what method was used to “stop” the action so it’s not blurry. I love the way some dogs look when they shake, and since I’m a Groomer and Bathe them, they almost always perform the whole body shake, from head to toe, or backwards. I don’t even know which way it goes, because it happens so fast.
    I have many opportunities a day to take these photos in the bathing process, and would love to capture them for later Portraits.

  2. Sarah

    this is awesome. haha i think its so interesting that a dogs face can be distorted so much because of all the extra skin they have. think of if humans had all that extra skin!

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