Last week I published four “deceptive” photos in A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words, But Are They the Right Ones? As promised, here are explanations and context for the photos.
#1 Zani doing “Whale Eye”
Below is the photo in context (it’s #3 of the 4). Zani had been looking at me, turned her head to look at something, and when she turned back to me, her eyes moved first. Sometimes “whale eye” just means the dog turned her head or her eyes alone. Click on a photo for a larger view.
Reader Diana had nailed it in the comments last week, by the way. Here are the “right words”:
Zani’s head, body and tail are all in alignment and tail is out. The whale eye results from looking without turning her whole body. Eyebrows are lifted but eyelids lack tension and pupils are not dilated. Ears lifted at…
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