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Photographer Takes Extraordinary Photos of Pups Looking Like Superheroes (15 Pics)

Meet Claudio Piccoli, a very special wildlife photographer who captures the most extraordinary dog photos.

His mesmerizing series of photos called ‘Dogs in Action’ captures our beloved pups in superhero-like positions. They often look like they are flying through the sky, just like the picture you can see below.

Dog Photography by Claudio Piccoli

We forget sometimes that dogs are in fact amazing acrobats, as well as the most loyal of companions.

They have the ability to make great leaps and bounds and make it look easy. Just like the good boy below catching the frisbee at high speed, without even breaking a sweat.

Dog Photography by Claudio Piccoli

As you have probably been able to tell by now, Claudio specializes in dog action shots, and likes to catch them when they are in mid air, just like the fluff ball below.

“With running, flying dogs, I want to catch their soul through their eyes. I want to show people what dogs can do with the right motivation.”

Photographer  Claudio Piccoli, 48, specialises in the action-packed shots of dogs appearing to fly through the air and captures the animals as they leap and run, including Peppi the puli

As effortless as it may seem, Claudios process for capturing these photo’s is far from easy. He mentioned that it depends on the type of action he is intending to represent.

See for yourself below how he does it:

“It usually requires a lot of preparation”

Claudio has been doing this for a long time. He got into dog photography as a kid, before specialised in these action packed shots.

Photos of Dogs in Mid-Air by Claudio Piccoli

Claudio mentions that communication between the owner and their pup is key to getting a good shot.

“It’s very important to explain to the owner what we want to do in the shoot and what we are expecting or how they should move in the action to be photographed correctly.”

Dashing through the water! Another of the images shows an extraordinary snap of Splash the Australian Shepherd joyfully running through a muddy lake

More than anything, getting the perfect shot requires real patience.

“Dogs are not machines or models we can pay to do something, and every dog and breed is different!”

In order to capture the perfect photograph, Claudio believes the dogs must be perfectly positioned, while their fur must also float exactly the right spot

Clearly, Claudio is a special kind of photographer. I mean just look at those shots.

He has the magical ability to make otherwise ordinary-looking pups into superheroes!

Photos of Dogs in Mid-Air by Claudio Piccoli

He is really passionate about his work too.

“With running/flying dogs, I want to catch their soul through their eyes. I want to show people what dogs can do with the right motivation.”

Dog Photography by Claudio Piccoli

“They can teach us how to live better photographing them and how it’s possible to have fun just with a run.”

The photographer aims to get the most dynamic snaps of the animals as they run through the outdoor scenes, and often appear as if they're floating in the incredible pictures

“I think every dog is expressing its best in the photo and it seems it’s flying fast.”

Photos of Dogs in Mid-Air by Claudio Piccoli
Photos of Dogs in Mid-Air by Claudio Piccoli
Photos of Dogs in Mid-Air by Claudio Piccoli
Dog Photography by Claudio Piccoli
Each of the photographs is perfectly composed to capture the animal as they fly through the air, including Chester the border Collie
Photos of Dogs in Mid-Air by Claudio Piccoli

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