This is another selection of Bengal cat pictures by Helmi Flick. The Bengal cat is so mainstream now that perhaps people forget that in the 1970s this breed was quite a revelation being a wild cat hybrid. The Bengal cat kicked off the trend in the late 20th century for wild cat hybrid or exotic cats. About 20 years after the Bengal cat was first introduced into the world the value of a single foundation cat in the UK was very high indeed ($40,000.00).
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These are particularly beautiful Bengal cats and Bengal cat pictures. ‘Thriller’ for example is quite a famous cat. He looks very stocky and strong. In fact a number of these cats are what I have referred to as ‘celebrity Bengal cats’. Nearly all the pictures have a naturally dynamic feel to them. You don’t always get that is a studio cat photograph.
Some cats can bit put off by the whole experience and they might clam up and retreat. But the Bengal cat tends to be more outgoing. Often they will respond to the cat tease and try and catch it. Is that the wild cat in them getting out?
Here is a video comparing the Bengal and Exotic Shorthair (a short haired Persian) in the photographic studio:
You may have seen it before but if not it is quite instructive about the differences in character of cat breeds, which can, incidentally, be slight exaggerated.