Pet Photography - Theme "Noses"

July 17, 2020  •  1 Comment

This week's pet photography theme is "Noses". We all know when we are walking our dogs and they catch a scent that they will go nose to the ground, zigzag back and forth and just go nuts following that scent.  Well, there is a reason for that.  Dogs 'see' a good portion of the world through their noses.   In general, a dog's brain is smaller than the human brain - the area in a dog's brain that is devoted to smell is 40 times larger than in humans!  If this is the case, why does my dog think things I find smell horrible are great smelling?  Like that dead whatever laying near the river's edge? Apparently, we have different taste in what we think smells good.

“One of the main functions of the nose is to warm the air,” Dr. Dorman says. Warming inspired air so that it’s closer to body temperature makes it easier for the lungs to function. “In many ways, the dog’s nose is similar to a car radiator to achieve this function. It achieves this by having multiple folds that increase the surface area. Because dogs rely so much more on their noses, more of the air they breathe comes in contact with the olfactory neurons that detect odors.” website link:  This is a very interesting article for more information about the dog's nose.

Have you ever wondered how your dog knows you are about to come home from work?  Well, it's all about the scent and nose.  In the morning, you change your clothes, leave your scent around the house.  As the day progresses, your scent become less dominant.  When the scent gets to a specific level, the dog knows it's time for you to come home.  Pretty clever huh?  This was a story I read many years ago (source unknown) where the husband came home at the same time everyday.  The dog was always waiting by the door for him to come home.  So, they decided that his wife would take clothes out to her husband shortly before he was to arrive home, have him change his clothes and bring in the 'freshly scented' clothes.  Guess what?  The dog's clock was reset and wasn't waiting by the door!  Try it - I'd love to know if this works with your dogs (my schedule is so varied, it's not possible for us to try this).

So, onwards with some nose photographs!

A dark nose with a big smile!

A slender black tip graying nose.

A short pug nose..

A light colored nose...

A strong nose for a boy....

A side view (I've been playing in the sand)....this photo includes the eye which adds a different perspective to the overall dog nose photograph.

Or maybe a senior dog going white side view....

A short face nose.....

A longer nose with lots of fur color variations....

And maybe you just want to see what one of these dogs looks like?

That's it for this week's pet photography blog.  For more pet photographers sharing their take on this theme, head over to visit Angela Schneider of Noses & Toes Pet Photography, finding snoots to boop on dogs of Spokane.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, send an email to [email protected] or give us a call/text Linda at 813-610-2671 in the Tampa Bay area (Florida).



Tracy Allard(non-registered)
That's really interesting about resetting the close, now if I could only find a way to do around daylight savings time! Maybe the stomach clock is different from the nose clock!
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