Dogs channel inner ‘Superman’ as they’re snapped ‘flying’ through the air

'Flying' dogs
The athletic animals — from sausage dogs to rottweilers — get up to three feet off the ground (Picture: Nigel Wallace / SWNS)
An Olympic athlete turned-photographer has compiled some incredible images of dogs striking their best Superman poses as they ‘fly’ mid-air.

The athletic animals — from sausage dogs to rottweilers — get up to three feet off the ground as they leap over fallen trees and branches.

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.

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The photos are the work of eagle-eyed snapper Nigel Wallace — a former Olympic rifle shooter who moved into dog photography in 2018. 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, from Mildenhall, Suffolk, said: ‘The shots are just fantastic. The dogs can easily get two or three feet off the ground.
Beanz. These hilarious pictures show flying dogs striking their best 'superman' poses as they are photographed in mid-air. The pictures have been taken by Nigel Wallace, 54, from Mildenhall, Suffolk. See SWNS story SWCAfly. January 28, 2022.
These dogs are captured in their ‘superman flight’, says photographer Nigel Wallace (Picture: Nigel Wallace / SWNS)

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Lexi. These hilarious pictures show flying dogs striking their best 'superman' poses as they are photographed in mid-air. The pictures have been taken by Nigel Wallace, 54, from Mildenhall, Suffolk. See SWNS story SWCAfly. January 28, 2022.
The dogs are pictured leaping over fallen trees and branches (Picture: Nigel Wallace / SWNS)
Darcy. These hilarious pictures show flying dogs striking their best 'superman' poses as they are photographed in mid-air. The pictures have been taken by Nigel Wallace, 54, from Mildenhall, Suffolk. See SWNS story SWCAfly. January 28, 2022.
The amusing images have captured everyone’s hearts (Picture: Nigel Wallace / SWNS)
Gigi. These hilarious pictures show flying dogs striking their best 'superman' poses as they are photographed in mid-air. The pictures have been taken by Nigel Wallace, 54, from Mildenhall, Suffolk. See SWNS story SWCAfly. January 28, 2022.
Nigel is tempted to ‘draw a cape on the back of them’ (Picture: Nigel Wallace / SWNS)
Bo. These hilarious pictures show flying dogs striking their best 'superman' poses as they are photographed in mid-air. The pictures have been taken by Nigel Wallace, 54, from Mildenhall, Suffolk. See SWNS story SWCAfly. January 28, 2022.
Nigel said: ‘It’s just giving dog owners something fun and different. They can’t capture this on a walk on their phone’ (Picture: Nigel Wallace / SWNS)

‘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.

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Nigel added: ‘It’s just giving dog owners something fun and different. They can’t capture this on a walk on their phone.

He continued: ‘All 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.’

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A Beatles hit. It’s rumored that, at the end of the Beatles song, “A Day in the Life,” Paul McCartney recorded an ultrasonic whistle, audible only to dogs, just for his Shetland sheepdog.

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