German Photographer Captures The Hilarious Expressions Of Dogs Trying To Catch Treats In Mid-Air

American wildlife photographer Roger Caras once wrote, “Dogs are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole.” Everyone knows this, even if they don’t have a pooch of their very own. They’re funny and sweet and ridiculous, sometimes simultaneously.

Christian Vieler is a German photographer who has made capturing this one of his projects. In a genius idea of how to do that, Vieler decided to take photos of dogs at the exact moments when they are trying to catch treats in the air!

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The results are, as expected, hilarious and very, very cute, especially when a pup thinks he’s going to catch the treat and then misses – the looks of confusion are amazing! Our favorites are the drooly, jowly big dogs; the more cheeks flopping in the wind, the better!

Source: Christian Vieler
Source: Christian Vieler
Source: Christian Vieler

Vieler says he looks for the most ridiculous shots in his shoots, which must not only produce a ton of awesome photos, but also be fun for canines and humans alike. “Every shoot I am looking for that specific moment when the dog is looking as cute or funny as they can be,” he says. “That cannot be seen without the power of freezing motion – dog’s faces with magnificent lineaments, telling us stories of panic, desire and joy.”

Source: Christian Vieler
Source: Christian Vieler
Source: Christian Vieler

And panic they do, especially when it seems like they might miss! The dogs’ eyes are so expressive; all the emotion they usually keep stoically locked away comes out when a magnificent treat is rocketing towards their faces!

Source: Christian Vieler

Vieler has been taking these photos for years, ever since he got a new camera in 2012. “I shoot a snapshot with every dog-guest in my studio. Some are pretty good, some not and a few are really gorgeous.”

We definitely think Mr. Caras knew what he was talking about: dogs do make us feel whole!