It's raining dogs

Straits Times Animal Antics

Say "jump" and these dogs seem like they may well have asked "how high?" before taking a flying leap.

Berlin-based photographer Julia Christe was inspired to shoot airborne dogs for a commission for an animal pharmaceutical product, according to PetaPixel website.

Nearly 100 dogs turned up at her studio after their owners responded to her call for models for her series Freestyle.

No pooches were harmed during the shoot. Their owners dropped them from a low height onto a mattress. Wind machines helped give the illusion of dogs in flight.

She said that some of the dogs had such fun, she was able to repeat the jumps. But the first takes, in most cases, yielded the best pictures - they captured the dogs' expression of surprise at their first take off. 

See more of Christe's animal protraits on her website.