In the day of Photoshop–not to point fingers and even suggest that the graphic artists who manipulate digital images into stunning pictures are not artists–it’s easy to forget that once upon a time, you had to have a good camera, a great eye for visuals, and a serious amount of luck to get the perfect shot. These pictures, all done with a camera and not superimposed after the fact, prove that taking the right perfectly timed photo is an art form.

Flying Dog, or a New Breed?

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This picture, snapped as a dog made a competition-style jump, resulted in a veritable puff ball coming towards the camera. The pooch's long locks--a signature style for his breed--flew forward as he moved.