Cooper the Cat is a Catumentarian
If you watched Cats 101 on Animal Planet last night, you might have seen the segment on Seattle-based tabby Cooper Cross, who photographs his neighborhood from a mini-cam on his collar.
It's not a new concept. The pioneer of the cat-cam process is Mr Lee, a German cat whose sets of photos are enlightening as well as a bit scary -- at one point Mr Lee encounters a ginormous snake (right). Mr Lee's guardian has been selling these mini-cams for several years, and I was so in love with the concept that I purchased one for our adventuresome feral, Tripper. (Alas, still waiting for hubby to hook it up.) You can see some of Mr Lee's photos here.
Here are a few photos from Cooper's gallery (with Michael's comments):
Cooper's is a rags-to-riches story. Formerly a stray, his photographic exploits landed him on TV. I'm hoping he gets a show at MOMA.
Check out Cooper's flickr stream here.