Imagine taking a stroll down the street and seeing a cat’s head pop up out of a drain pipe hole! I’m sure you’d be both perplexed and amused all at the same time, and it’d be pretty hard to not have a smile cross your face.
That is exactly the sentiment that Japanese photographer Nyankichi Rojiupa captures in a series of photos he recently shot. These photos perfectly portray the lives of the street cats who call those holes their home.
The very best photographs happen when there’s a real connection between the photographer and his subject. That’s very clearly the case in this situation.
What’s Going On?
Who needs a bird’s eye view when you can have your very own personal underground scope?
Whatcha Got There?
It would be really bad if I personally took a stroll through this area. I’d want to take home more cats than I’d ever have room for!
A Good Way to Catch Mice, I Suppose
Seriously – why would a mouse ever expect for there to be a cat embedded into the street?
You know you laughed when you read that.
Sunny Side Up!
See what I mean about the photographer having a real connection with his subjects?
A Little Smush
D’awwww… you know that’s a happy kitty right there.
Oh, So Graceful
No Shame. At All.
Not even a bit.