Cats have a reputation for being pretty badass, but in reality they are sweet little creatures constantly seeking love and affection. Famous Japanese wildlife photographer, filmmaker and cat-enthusiast Mitsuaki Iwago was working on a cat-related project when he was reminded why he loves fury felines so much.
Hunched over his camera hard at work, Iwago was approached by a cute stray kitten that had wandered away from his mother. The curious kitten was so taken by the photographer he began walking up his back, becoming comfortable enough to sit atop Iwago’s head. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect considering Iwago was shooting a special on cats for the television company NHK on Okinawa Island.
Iwago explained his process for photographing his fury feline subjects during an interview with the Kawasaki City Museum. He said: “Listen closely, watch closely and take a deep sniff. This will help you develop a ‘cat’s sense’. If you are using your full five senses as you walk around, the instant you turn into an alley you will either smell a cat or know where to look and find one. In doing this, you’re not really using your human eyes – you’re employing your ‘cat’s eyes’. Essentially, because humans are also natural living things, we have the ability to smell and read the air.”
This kitten clearly sensed Iwago’s heightened cat-senses, and as a result he was ready to go home with the famous wildlife photographer!
Watch the adorable video for cuteness overload:
Photo Credits: World Cats Travelogue