National Geographic : 2016 Sep
YourShot.ngm.com VISIONS Small Cats Assignment We spend a lot of time talking about big cats. We challenged the Your Shot community to demonstrate how small ones can be just as wild. ‘Photos like Shukwit’s help to reclaim cat photography from the trivial corners of the Internet, reminding us how majestic, wild, and beautiful domestic cats can be.’ Becky Harlan, Your Shot photo editor EDITOR’S NOTE Geralyn Shukwit Brooklyn, New York Shukwit and a friend were visiting Cachoeira, Brazil, when two kids invited them into their house to escape the heat. After one of the children put the family’s kitten on the table, their pet bird tried to get as far away as possible. Paul Elijah Kline Hood River, Oregon One evening while driving home, Kline saw a grassy field glowing in golden light. In it, a cat sat looking for field mice. Kline climbed on his car’s roof to frame a shot. As he readjusted for another, the cat darted into the grass.