2017 ‘Street Cats’ photography competition winning image – photographed by Igor Taranenko from the Ukraine
“Almost all of the cats in my photographs are the inhabitants of the streets of my hometown in the Crimea, in Yalta. I find it difficult to say anything detailed about their lives, as many of them I saw only once. The only thing I can say is that in Yalta there are lots of people who feed outdoor cats, pour clean water into bowls for them and find them shelter in the winter.”
The judges could not resist this cat’s eyes and the colour highlights which draw the face out of the picture.
Igor’s winning image features in the 2018 Street Cats Calendar which will be sold to raise funds for International Cat Care’s cat welfare work.
To find out more and to order your copy of the calendar click here.
I am the feline behaviour specialist at feline charity ‘International Cat Care’. We are about engaging, educating and empowering people throughout the world to improve the health and welfare of cats by sharing advice, training and passion.