Cats of Morocco: My Top Ten Photos
Cats. There’s something about them that often forces me to stop mid conversation and announce to whoever is present; whether they’re interested or not, that I’ve just discovered the cutest cat in the entire world. Of course this can’t possibly be true as I can often be found making this declaration several times a day.
After attempting to chase it, pat it, feed it and generally fawn over it, what do I do? I photograph it of course! Here are my top ten Moroccan examples of cat cuteness.
One of a group of five kittens who spent their days lounging around the pool and playing in the gardens of our apartment-style accommodation in Agadir.
The seaside city of Essaouira is the perfect place for cats. The port sees plenty of traffic and the seafood restaurants are popular with scrap hunting moggies. This particular feline spent the best part of an hour trying his luck with our fishy lunch leftovers. He made it onto the seat next to our friend Sean, at which point we were prepared to give him the heave ho but instead he just waited patiently until we’d finished eating. Eventually he gave in and gifted him a piece of fish. Far away from the table of course!
Shade is precious in Morocco. Looks like this guy has found a tiny snippet to ride out the afternoon sun.
Kittens! Tiny fur balls of never-ending energy. These two kept themselves busy beating each other up outside a market stall in Essaouira. I wonder how many kittens I could fit in my backpack…
After completing numerous acrobatic tricks on this cafe chair (which I failed to catch on camera), the saddest kitten in the world finally noticed me and I almost felt sorry for snapping it’s picture.
We parked the motorcycles in a car park near the main Medina in Marrakesh. The park was full of litter and a collection of cats who had made it their home. It was early morning when I captured this cat by surprise.
Completing their morning regime in a car park in Marrakesh – having a drink and checking out their reflection.
The hillside town of Chefchaouen was quite possibly one of the most photographic places I’ve ever traveled too. Beautiful walls, doors, alleyways and loads of cats. No sooner had I spotted this little guy and pulled out my camera we were set upon by yet another local trying to sell us the best hash and opium in Chefchaouen. I managed to grab picture before we made made off in the opposite direction away from hash man.
In the midst of our escape from hash man we turned a corner and encountered this guy. Chilling out in the sun on a set of steps.
On the morning of our departure from Chefchaouen I played hide and seek with a group of adorable kittens. They were super shy and I had to wait behind a wall until they got closer before springing out and capturing this little cutie.
This is the first of my new Cats Of photo series. Stay tuned for cats of other countries coming soon.
All images and text are copyright NeilandGGoWalkabout 2012.
Photographer: Geri Grobler Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX10