Day 215

Exif Data: Nikon D5000 ; Lens:  Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55; 55 mm, ISO 200; f/9; 1/320 s.

I found this little cat today, he was sleeping and I got closer to snap a few photos; while he hears the shutter he started opening his eyes slowly, and then he stared at me for a while, completely still, like a poser; after some minutes, he ignored me and kept on sleeping.

5 facts about cats:

1. When a cat chases its prey, it keeps its head level. Dogs and humansbob their heads up and down.

2. A cat’s brain is biologically more similar to a human brain than it is to a dog’s. Both humans and cats have identical regions in their brains that are responsible for emotions.

3. A cat’s jaw can’t move sideways, so a cat can’t chew large chunks of food.

4. Cats have 32 muscles that control the outer ear, while humans have only 6.

5. Cats have 220° field of view, while humans only have 180°

Wish you a great week

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Hoy encontré este gato, estaba dormido y me acerqué; apenas escuchço el sonido del obturador de la cámara abrió sus ojos lentamente, se quedó completamente quieto mirandome un rato, totalemente posudo.

Después de unos minutos, simplemente me ignoró y siguió durmiendo 😉 .
5 datos curiosos sobre los gatos:

1. Cuando una gato persigue su presa puede mantener su cabeza derecha, mientras que los perros y los humanos la mueven arriba y abajo.

2. El cerebro del gato es biológicamente más parecido al de un humano de lo que es el de un perro. Los humanos y los gatos tienen regiones del cerebro idénticas, y estas son las responsables de las emociones.

3. Los gatos no pueden mover sus mandíbulas hacia los lados.

4. Tienen 32 músculos que controlan la oreja externa, mientras los humanos tenemos sólo 6.

5. Los gatos tienen 220º de visión, mientras los humanos tenemos 180º

Críticas, comentarios y/o sugerencias son bienvenidas.




15 thoughts on “Day 215

  1. I’m a HUGE cat lover. I’ve had cats since I was 14. I knew about fact 1. The others were all new to me. Thanks for the insight.

    Great detail in the picture. What’s w/the marks on the cat’s nose? Looks like scratches or scars. Maybe it was in a fight?


  2. I had no idea that cats can’t chew sideways. I should have known that from watching them. Duh… This is a great portrait of Mr. Cat. He has some cat claw marks on his nose, I see. He was still for you because you are not a rival cat. He knows humans are harmless especially if they have a camera in hand. You always include the most interesting facts with your photos. I like that.

  3. Que expresion la del señor gato…la placidez y la tranquilidad reflejadas aqui, muy bien lograda esta toma!!!!!!!!!

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