This is meant to be a bit abstract to make us look at the amazing anatomy of the domestic cat and think it is impressive and beautiful. The original image was edited a bit but not much.
The picture reminds of a fir tree at Christmas, funnily enough, which is timely as Christmas is about 6 weeks away or less.
Gabriel has what cat breeders call “ear furnishings”. I hate that phrase because it connotes an inanimate object. Cats’ ear’s always have lots of fur inside the ear flap. That must be an evolutionary feature to protect against dirt etc. getting into the ear.
It serves no real purpose for the domestic cat in the 21st century. Did you know that some medicines can be applied by rubbing it into the skin of the ear flap where it is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream?