Most of these were done after studying and sketching a lot of reference, I used what I learned to pose the animals. And some of these poses were taken more directly from reference photos. I found reference on DeviantArt, and have credited the photographers here under each painting that it applies to.

Pose reference photo by iskra85

                                       Pose reference photo by FantasticFennec

              Pose reference photo was done by invent-71 and skin texture by Kikki1975

The texture used here was photographed by DeathlyRain

Pose reference photo done by squirrelhollow