15 Adorable Pics of Cats High on Catnip by Andrew Marttila

Cats love catnip. Whether it’s eating it, playing with it, or rolling around in it, catnip turns our domestic feline friends into hilarious balls of activity. They are free to be silly, exceptionally playful, and downright gnarly. Professional pet photographer and a huge cat lover, Andrew Marttila, portrays cats exactly on that state. He released a photography book called Cats on Catnip, and the images expose the adorable moments of cats high on catnip.

Catnip targets feline “happy” receptors in the brain. When eaten, however, catnip tends to have the opposite effect and your cat mellows out. Most cats react to catnip by rolling, flipping, rubbing, and eventually zoning out. They may meow or growl at the same time.

Their playful mood it’s the sweetest thing, and Marttila exposes just that. We made a selection of some of Marttila’s work in the gallery below.

Scroll down to check some heartmelting felines high on catnip.

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Stunning Photo of Bengal Tiger Taking a Stroll in Front of Ancient Ruins

A beautiful subspecies of Panthera tigris, which we simply call the Bengal tiger, was spotted by the photographer Nitish Madan, in Ranthambore National Park. The park is a mix of nature, history, and wildlife which also boasts a plethora of fauna besides the tiger. However, tigers are the creatures that Madan is most fascinated by. In fact, he’s spent over 10 years waiting for the perfect moment to capture a tiger walking in front of the picturesque Ranthambore Fort.

“My fingers were numb from the cold and I couldn’t feel them anymore. It was the moment I had been waiting for as long as I could remember. I shook my head in utter disbelief as I lifted my camera and was so glad to have been able to press the shutter button. I already knew how to compose the shot as I had practiced it a thousand times before, only this time it was with a tiger in the frame. It felt so unreal as if it was a mystic dream with a tiger crossing our world.” Madan recalls.

Through his photos, the photographer tries to advise us to treat animals with respect and care. In addition, he reminds us that due to poaching and environmental changes, such majestic creatures are slowly disappearing.

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Photograph Madan was able to capture magnificent photos of the tigers at Ranthambore National Park.

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” It was freezing cold, full of fog and mist and I couldn’t feel my fingers, glad that I was able to press the shutter on my camera. It was such a special moment, one that I have been waiting for, for as long as I can remember, finally nature has blessed me with this. I am ever so grateful. For me, this image has captured the heart and soul of Ranthambore.”
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“These cats are intensely beautiful, such powerful beings. You can feel the power behind this gaze, such a thrill to see them in their wild habitats.”
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“Queen Arrow photographed in a glorious winter light while she was on her territorial walk in Ranthambhore National Park. It always a thrill to see these cats, in all their beauty and elegance. They are simply exquisite! What a privilege to spend time with these beautiful, graceful, powerful beings.”
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“What an exciting and heart racing moment it always is when the tiger is walking head on towards you. Such a privilege to spend time with these beautiful, graceful, powerful beings.”
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“Tiger Queen licking herself clean. Its not just because they are fastidious, they work to remove as much of their scent as possible so prey won’t be able to smell when they are downwind.”
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“What an exciting and heart racing moment it was as we watched the gorgeous tiger princess walked the forest track head on towards us. I froze in sheer awe at how magnificently beautiful she really was when she looked me straight in the eye.”
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“Captured early in the morning when she was getting ready for a busy day.”
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“It is always a delight to see a Male tiger as they are so hard to sight. Photographed this male in zone 6 of Ranthambhore national park when he came for a drink of water from a natural depression, a natural shallow hole which holds water in the summer. So if you know where the water is in your forest reserve you can pretty much predict where tigers are going to be.”

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