Oban loses fight with momentum

A short sequence of shots from last weekend's Woofstock festival in Toronto. An event called Dock Dogs was set up where dogs run the length of a dock and jump into a 40ft pool of water. This Border Collie, Oban, changed his mind about jumping at the last minute but, to his obvious surprise, momentum would not be denied!

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  • marc

    that last frame is classic

    2008-06-11

  • Deniss

    Excellent sequence. So much drama :). The last one is a killer!

    2008-06-11

  • Jeff T

    Ha! Amazing sequence. Spot on focus! They're all great, but the last frame is, well, it's one of the funniest dog pictures I've ever seen. Great job!

    2008-06-11

  • Hollywood_Freaks

    I like how the change in expression is subtle until the fourth frame which just screams "Oh shit."

    Fantastic.

    2008-06-11

  • Minh Tran

    As everyone has mentioned previously, the last image is the clincher - the dog's eyes convey his emotions perfectly. Love it!

    2008-06-11

  • Lolovroom

    Awesome !! This is even better than a very good cartoon.

    2008-06-11

  • d

    this is a wonderful sequence of frames... love the dogs expression, so cartoonish! really great!

    2008-06-11

  • MarkDM

    I can almost hear the brakes squealing. Hilarious.

    2008-06-11

  • E!

    Excellent, excellent shots. I love it! :)

    2008-06-11

  • David

    Someone needs to make this into some kind of LOLdog ASAP.

    2008-06-12

  • alexandru savu

    Funny as hell :)

    2008-06-12

  • thomas mueller

    great expression. i love the last image. he looks so cool. *lol*

    2008-06-12

  • Bob

    Thanks for starting my day with a good belly laugh...it's a wonderful series of photos!

    2008-06-12

  • Furanku

    I laughed so much.... I love the difference in his proud initial look and the distressed one of the final image.

    2008-06-12

  • Mark

    great series. Love the expressions! Great for a laugh!

    2008-06-12

  • paolo

    aggressive, motivated, doubtful, but scared to death is unbelievable, call me a moron but i am writing and laughing !!
    greatest that MGM Inc. !!!

    2008-06-12

  • Mads Eneqvist

    hahaha.... Very nice!! Nice captures. Top notch.

    2008-06-13

  • Susan

    Just love these shots...excellent captures!

    2008-06-13

  • Arieh Singer

    I laughed aloud at that last shot....totally hilarious! Pity I didn't know you were there - I woulda said hello!

    2008-06-13

  • milou

    Hah. Immense.

    2008-06-13

  • david kleinert

    great series of images - love the expression captured on the last one!!

    2008-06-14

  • Jide Alakija

    Now that is persistance right there.

    2008-06-14

  • Robert

    Heck yeah! That's a hilarious sequence, capped off by the changing expressions on his face. Great stuff.

    2008-06-15

  • Alejandra

    Amazing series!I love the expressions in the different frames. Great!

    2008-06-15

  • Nanette

    I LOVE these photos!!

    You also took an amazing photo of my Boston Terrier that weekend, She had pink collar and her tongue was hanging out.

    Please let me know if there is anyway I can get a copy of that photo

    Thanks :)

    2008-06-16

  • Gromitch

    Very expressive shots! Especially third :)

    2008-06-17

  • Bimbo

    LOVED the Border Collie, especially the 3rd and 4th ones - I laughed out loud ! !
    Wonderful shots.

    2008-06-18

  • Gary

    Priceless.

    2008-06-23

  • dennis

    Hah! Brilliant.

    2008-06-23

  • Hooty

    My lab would win thsi contest!

    2008-06-29

  • Brynn

    oh my god.
    HAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAH.
    I must show this to my mother.

    2008-06-30

  • Jim B PEI

    Have two Border Collies and used to their changing expressions (intelligent breed)...but that is priceless!

    2008-07-01

  • raffi

    very funny!

    2008-07-01

  • Claus

    I just love how you can see the desperation in the dogs eyes, in the last image! Funny stuff!

    2008-07-02

  • Isa

    Very funny, excellent photos. Still, I can't help feeling a bit sorry for the poor little guy. ;)

    2008-07-02

  • stephanie

    aww....the dogs face in the last pic is priceless!!!!

    lol

    poor dog.... :D

    2008-07-02

  • jimmy jones

    The dog didn't change its mind- It slipped on the sign.

    2008-07-02

  • Miles

    Thanks everyone!

    Jimmy, Oban was very much trying to stop himself before he got to the edge but his momentum carried him over. I know it looks a little like he's actually launching himself in the first shot but he was actually trying to stop at that point.

    2008-07-02

  • Rose

    Love the last picture!!! Absolutely hilarious.....but feel abit sorry for the dog though.

    2008-07-02

  • Zona Gale

    Wonderful! Hope he's okay. Really makes me miss my baby I had to put down.

    2008-07-03

  • hmvh

    At the risk of being repetitive... that last shot is absolutely priceless!

    2008-07-05

  • captain

    The dog wanted to jump look at the 2nd pic he just slid off the end before he could jump

    2008-07-08

  • Miles

    captain, as I mentioned, although it's not completely clear in the images Oban is sliding in every one of the shots, they were all taken in less than a second.

    2008-07-08

  • I love those eyes in the last shot.They say it all Dave

    2008-07-08

  • richard turner

    Thank you very much. this picture made my morning!Some how I think I have felt the same as that dog.....but I married her anyway!!!LOL

    2008-07-09

  • John

    Funniest thing I've seen in ages.

    2008-07-11

  • Ken

    CAPTIONS:
    1. WHOA!

    2. OOPS!

    3. OH, JESUS!

    4. WTF!?

    2008-07-12

  • Nikhil

    Great shots!!

    Especially, the last one (as it has been repeatedly mentioned!) is just Awww..esome. ;)



    2008-07-13

  • janice

    OMG thats brilliant...totally cheered me up..bless!!

    2008-07-13

  • janice

    OMG thats brilliant...totally cheered me up..bless!!

    2008-07-13

  • Wibe

    Excellent.

    2008-07-14

  • PHUONG TRINH

    Nice picture.
    Thanks !

    2008-07-29

  • Mirko Herzner

    As I have a Border Collie myself this picture has to be a favourite for me. His look is so wunderful :-)

    2008-09-08

  • Jottae

    XD

    Tadinho do cachorro, ta com uma cara de apavorado.

    The books on the table para todos ai

    XD

    2008-09-19

  • Esoofield

    hahahaha this is so funny :) cute dog :) he looks wonderful! heheehe! nice picture and timing lol!

    2008-10-26

  • Vink

    Funny moment !

    2008-11-12

  • Dreams

    Lol. That's like a guy being suckered into jumping off a bridge.

    2008-11-12

  • Chris

    Frame #3:
    Kung Fu Collie

    2009-01-01

  • Simonsayzzz

    Not quite as good as the pics here but take a look at some of these husky shots on the above website page

    2009-02-10

  • kinda looks like that squirrel

    2009-03-18

  • Brittany

    So charming and funny. :) My appreciation for our little canine friends has grown so much over this last year after getting my first puppy since my childhood. Gotta love them.

    Funny stuff!

    2010-07-26

  • Spydur

    Haha, the dog is like, '' Oh sh*t!!'' in the last photo. Love it!

    2010-10-28