Mews and Nips: Walter Chandoha Took 90,000 Photos of Cats Over the Course of His Long Life

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Walter Chandoha, a photographer who specialized in cats, died at the age of 98 earlier this month. Inspired by an abandoned kitten he found shivering in the snow in 1949, Chandoha took some 90,000 photos over the course of his career, the majority of them of cats, something that is even more remarkable since nearly all of his photos were taken before cats became internet stars. Visit the New York Times for a wonderful feature about this talented cat lover. His photos are featured in one of his many books, Walter Chandoha: The Cat Photographer (affiliate link*.) A retrospective of his cat photography will be published later this year.

If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Monday, we shared information about a new study that found that re-vaccinating adult cats against distemper may not yield any benefits, on Tuesday, we reviewed new toys from RompiCatz, on Wednesday, Dr. Marci Koski answered your behavior questions, on Thursday, we introduced you to a two story cat condo and scratching post, and on Friday, we featured adorable black cat bookends.

Today’s video features the initial meeting of Jugg and Zig Zag, Cole and Marmalade’s new little sisters – double tortitude! Make sure you watch all the way to the sweet ending.

Have a great weekend!

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2 Comments on Mews and Nips: Walter Chandoha Took 90,000 Photos of Cats Over the Course of His Long Life

  1. Eleanor Skibo
    January 26, 2019 at 2:34 pm (3 months ago)

    I think Walter must have been a very special man, G d Bless You Walter. You discovered the wonderful exciting world of felines and photography.

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  2. Janine
    January 26, 2019 at 8:09 am (3 months ago)

    I look forward to looking at the cat photography book. Zig Zag and Jugg are adorable. .

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