Wonderful photo showing the indomitable spirit of Ukrainian women and their cats

Karkiv Metro home to 800 Ukrainians including from left to right Olga Mospan, Zoya Demchenko and her daughter Natalia and cats Basikand Kuzia

This is a wonderful photograph by Richard Spencer for The Times and it is published here via Getty images and Narcisco Contreas/Anadolu Agencies. I hope that they allow me to publish the photograph on my website. I would claim fair use but I am in their hands. These three indomitable women and their two …

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Ukraine army cats and dogs – animal therapy and sad abandonment

Ukraine Army Cats and Dogs

There are so many pictures of cats and dogs being cuddled and loved by Ukraine army personnel that a wise person has created a Twitter account to show them off. It’s doing very well with about 15.2k followers at the moment. That’s good in a very short timeframe. And it is no surprise to …

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Unusual picture of feral and stray cats feeding

This unusual photograph of feral and stray cats supplied and posted by Purrfect Hearts Cat Rescue on Facebook caught my eye. Purrfect Hearts is a cat rescue and adoption group in Wilson, NC run entirely by volunteers. They rely solely on donations from the community. You can see the family connections in the cats …

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Picture of a lion cub snarling at a remotely operated camera

Lion cub in Masai Mara squares up to remotely operated camera

This little lion cub must have heard the remotely controlled camera whirring which prompted this reaction. Apparently the cub spent five minutes squaring up to the camera in the Masai Mara reserve, Kenya. To be frank, I am not entirely sure that the photograph was taken at the Masai Mara reserve but I believe …

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Pictures of the Shop Cats of China by Dutch photographer Marcel Heijnen

Shop cats of China

Marcel Heijnen has produced a beautiful photo book of the shop cats of China. I can appreciate good photography. These photographs have quite a subdued, passive and painterly appearance. The cats are often static and quite decorative. The people seem frozen in time. The interiors of the shops are intricate and complicated. Shopkeepers form …

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Photograph of a Maine Coon cat which looks like a drawing

Photo of Maine Coon cat described as Persian but looking like neither

This is a photograph by Armand Tamboly of a domestic cat. The title on Saatchi Art is ‘Persian cat’. The description of the photograph tells us that it was taken ‘from a Maine Coon cat in a studio…’. I have the following observations. This looks more like a drawing than a photograph which makes …

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