Wildlife photographer Mitsuaki Iwago was filming on the island of Okinawa, Japan, when an unexpected visitor decided to befriend him.
He was in the middle of filming, when a stray ginger kitten walked up and decided to help. At first, thecurious cat is cautious as he walks up to the guy. Once the cat senses that the man is okay, the cat climbs on the man’s head — right in the middle of the filming! Eventually this tiny kitten curled up in the man’s lap to take a quick snooze.
The photographer snaps charming cats he meets on streets around the world, but this one instantly stole his heart!
During a recent interview, Iwago explained why he loves photographing cats around the world — and how he turned his passion into a successful business.
“Though I now photograph many different animals, my absolute first animal photographs were of cats. That’s why I have strong feelings regarding them,” he explained.
“Even what we commonly refer to as ‘stray cats’ will have completely different expressions and body language than cats in other regions. In places where people are calm and tranquil, cats will also be calm and tranquil. In particular, people who live in towns with a lot of sloping roads tend to move at a leisurely pace. As a result, cats also move slowly in such places. Moreover, in places with narrow roads where cars can’t enter, you will be likely to find cats laying in the middle of the street. If you say ‘hello’ to these relaxed cats, they will surely give you a proper reply,” he explained of his method.
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