This Photographer Shows Another Side of Pet Portraits

updated Jul 17, 2020
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(Image credit: Andrius Burba)

We can’t get enough of furry friends over here, and we know some of you are into House Tours just as much for the pets as the decor (no judgement). So when we came across photographer Andrius Burba’s animal portraits, we knew we just had to share.

Unless you’ve got a cat and a glass or acrylic coffee table at home, it’s not likely you peek at the underside of pets all that much. Burba’s photos give us a look at this infrequent angle and shows us a side of them that we literally rarely see.

Burba’s first book, Unter Katzen, came out in October, full of every type of feline—fluffy, striped, hairless, and more—shot from below. His latest book, which was just released last week, is Unter Hunden, with 96 pages of—you guessed it—pups.

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Clearly, animal photography is a book category that shows no sign of slowing in popularity. We wrote about Seth Casteel’s latest offering, Pounce (full of adorable pouncing kittens) last fall—who you might know from his previous smiling-inducing publications, Underwater Puppies and Underwater Babies. And we can’t forget about the fun work of Carli Davidson, who’s given us the gifts of cats and dogs, both mid-shake and mid-lick. A few of these stacked on your coffee table—besides having an actual pet—are a surefire way to keep your guests squeeing.

Burba’s books are €15 to €17 on German Amazon or via the publisher, but you can also order prints of his photos (starting at €80) as well as t-shirts or dresses with loaf like cat undersides on them starting at €45 on his website’s shop.

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Burba’s website and Instagram show that he has also worked with bunnies and horses, so fingers crossed that those titles are coming soon.

h/t Mashable