Dog Paddling in the Sea & Why Underwater Dog Photography isn’t as easy as it might seem #MondayMischief


Bella and I had another pawsome day at the Beach on friday – it was such a warm and sunny day and we wanted to go swimming. My human had bought a new gadget for her iphone that she wanted to try out when taking our photos. Its called Aquapac Mini Whanganui Electronics Waterproof Case and keeps her Iphone completely safe from the water up to a depth of 5 meters.

I think she envisioned taking really pawsome under water dog photos, you know the sort of pictures where you see a dog’s legs paddling, or a cool dog diving for a ball?

Not exactly like taking photos in a swimming pool

Well. I would have been well up for posing for the photos but the water simply wasn’t clear enough to get any actual under water shots. Then there was the problem with my stoopid puppy sister. She is still kind of learning to swim properly and she panicked a little when the ground disappeared underneath her paws.

So Bella took aim for my human and tried to climb up on her only to be lifted up for a quick cuddle and rest before being placed back in the water. Then she swam straight for me. And I’m definitely not a doggie island so I growled at her and told her to swim back to the shore or use her own human as a stepping stone.

I love swimming so I played with the humans for a while and posed for some pawsome photos. Then I got a little tired and asked if Bella’s human could lift me up out of the water. You should have seen the look on Bella’s face it was pawsome – she was so jealous! *Waggy tail*

Me having a bit of a rest

Maybe Next Time!

The photos turned out okay I think even though my human said it was really difficult to see the screen and the camera button in the sunshine. Apparently she had to just aim the camera in our general direction and hope for the best. She also said that swimming doggies might be cute and seem like fun to hang around, but boy do we have sharp claws when we get near! Her Iphone stayed safe and dry in the Aquapac though.

Next time we’ll have to go somewhere with clear water so I can get some cool photos diving for the ball! Wouldn’t that be just pawsome? *Waggy tail*

If you’d like to try your own paw at underwater photography then the Aquapac Mini Whanganui Electronics Waterproof Case is on sale on Amazon. (If you buy anything from Amazon using the affiliate link then I will earn a small fee towards my dog toy fund! *waggy tail*)


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  1. says

    The main thing is that you had fun swimming. My mom had one of those disposable water cameras but she said it was hard to take pics underwater and unless the water is clear it is really hard.

  2. says

    Yes it is. My mom just got a new video camera that is waterproof. It works but it sure takes lots of practice to take the right/good shot. Pawsome you got to swim. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  3. says

    That looks like an awesome place to swim even if the water isn’t crystal clear enough to get photos. The ones your mom did get came out great (especially for not being able to see!) But the look on your face getting cuddled up by Bella’s mom is probably even better than the look on Bella’s face was. Priceless. :)

  4. Inga says

    Looks like you all had a great time! And I know from a friend who dives on the reef at Bonaire, that there is not much else you can do than sort of guess where your subject is and aim at it as if you’re blind-folded and then take a lot of pictures – so there’ll be at least some that turn out ok.
    Good luck you all!!

  5. says

    You should have seen Momz trying to help me swim while holding her (uncased) camera out of the water, trying to focus…She really needed another arm…If the water clears up it would be cool to see some of those paddling dog leg pictures

  6. says

    That looks like so much fun, and typist is now thinking of the camera cover as a present for her OH birthday so thank you very much! P.s why didn’t you tell us Bella has her own blog??

  7. says

    I’ve never tried underwater photography… I’ll be interested to see how they turn out when you can take them in clearer water!

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