by Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 24 October 2013

Dogs shake in order to dry themselves, to shake off an emotion, to shake off imaginary bugs, or to recover after lots of invasive touching. A side effect of this shaking, when caught in slow motion, is sheer happiness for animal-lovers everywhere.

Photographer Carli Davidson has released a book that features her popular series, Shake. It’s a photo collection of dogs caught in mid-shake. With the help of a high-speed camera, the dogs are photographed as they try to shake off water.

The result is a glimpse at how much happiness our furry best friends can give us without even trying.

Carli began this series in 2011 when she posted online photos of her dog, Norbert, in mid-shake. The photos instantly became a hit, eventually getting featured in The New York Times, National Geographic, Rolling Stones, The Huffington Post, Slate, and Animal Planet.