Mortal tomcats! Photographer snaps flying felines in kung fu poses

Hisakata Hiroyuki, a talented photographer from Japan, has managed to snap a group of mortal tomcats in a variety of high-flying kung fu poses. Using his own rapid-fire reactions, he photographs the lovable cats flying through the air, their legs and paws outstretched, like something out of an action movie. (Caters News)

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This talented photographer has managed to snap a group of mortal tomcats in a variety of high-flying kung fu poses. (Photo: Hisakata Hiroyuki/Caters News)

Using his own rapid-fire reactions, Hisakata Hiroyuki photographs the lovable cats flying through the air, their legs and paws outstretched, like something out of an action movie. (Photo: Hisakata Hiroyuki/Caters News)

The cats, all photographed on the streets of Japan, would put the likes of Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan to shame. (Photo: Hisakata Hiroyuki/Caters News)

To shoot these unique poses, Hisakata, 30, uses a simple cat toy, which he dangles above the cats to encourage them to leap through the air. (Photo: Hisakata Hiroyuki/Caters News)

Once the cats are airborne, Hisakata uses his other hand to photograph the cats continuously using a fast shutter speed. (Photo: Hisakata Hiroyuki/Caters News)

The idea for the series, Hisakata said, came to him around 18 months ago. (Photo: Hisakata Hiroyuki/Caters News)

Hisakata says he never thought of street cats as particularly playful, and was surprised by the reactions of a selected few when he first tried to interact with them with a cat toy. (Photo: Hisakata Hiroyuki/Caters News)

Hisakata too one initial, intriguing photograph of one street cat in a kung fu pose. (Photo: Hisakata Hiroyuki/Caters News)

The photographer continued to develop his unnamed series, sometimes bringing more than one cat into the equation. (Photo: Hisakata Hiroyuki/Caters News)

Hiskata, who is from Kyushu, Japan, said people have been surprised by the cats’ poses: “Everyone says, ‘I have never seen that.'” (Photo: Hisakata Hiroyuki/Caters News)

He says he is careful not to hurt the cats, and to limit the shooting time. He also makes sure to use fresh toys, “and I often disinfect it to prevent infections.” (Photo: Hisakata Hiroyuki/Caters News)

Some cats are good at dancing and twisting. (Photo: Hisakata Hiroyuki/Caters News)

The photographs reveal the cats’ boundless personality. (Photo: Hisakata Hiroyuki/Caters News)

Mortal tomcats! Photographer snaps flying felines in kung fu poses

This talented photographer has managed to snap a group of mortal tomcats in a variety of high-flying kung fu poses. (Photo: Hisakata Hiroyuki/Caters News)

Mortal tomcats! Photographer snaps flying felines in kung fu poses

Using his own rapid-fire reactions, Hisakata Hiroyuki photographs the lovable cats flying through the air, their legs and paws outstretched, like something out of an action movie. (Photo: Hisakata Hiroyuki/Caters News)

Mortal tomcats! Photographer snaps flying felines in kung fu poses

The cats, all photographed on the streets of Japan, would put the likes of Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan to shame. (Photo: Hisakata Hiroyuki/Caters News)

Mortal tomcats! Photographer snaps flying felines in kung fu poses

To shoot these unique poses, Hisakata, 30, uses a simple cat toy, which he dangles above the cats to encourage them to leap through the air. (Photo: Hisakata Hiroyuki/Caters News)

Mortal tomcats! Photographer snaps flying felines in kung fu poses

Once the cats are airborne, Hisakata uses his other hand to photograph the cats continuously using a fast shutter speed. (Photo: Hisakata Hiroyuki/Caters News)

Mortal tomcats! Photographer snaps flying felines in kung fu poses

This allows him to select the most action-packed shots once the shoot is over. (Photo: Hisakata Hiroyuki/Caters News)

Mortal tomcats! Photographer snaps flying felines in kung fu poses

The idea for the series, Hisakata said, came to him around 18 months ago. (Photo: Hisakata Hiroyuki/Caters News)

Mortal tomcats! Photographer snaps flying felines in kung fu poses

Hisakata says he never thought of street cats as particularly playful, and was surprised by the reactions of a selected few when he first tried to interact with them with a cat toy. (Photo: Hisakata Hiroyuki/Caters News)

Mortal tomcats! Photographer snaps flying felines in kung fu poses

Hisakata too one initial, intriguing photograph of one street cat in a kung fu pose. (Photo: Hisakata Hiroyuki/Caters News)

Mortal tomcats! Photographer snaps flying felines in kung fu poses

The photographer continued to develop his unnamed series, sometimes bringing more than one cat into the equation. (Photo: Hisakata Hiroyuki/Caters News)

Mortal tomcats! Photographer snaps flying felines in kung fu poses

Hiskata, who is from Kyushu, Japan, said people have been surprised by the cats’ poses: “Everyone says, ‘I have never seen that.'” (Photo: Hisakata Hiroyuki/Caters News)

Mortal tomcats! Photographer snaps flying felines in kung fu poses

He says he is careful not to hurt the cats, and to limit the shooting time. He also makes sure to use fresh toys, “and I often disinfect it to prevent infections.” (Photo: Hisakata Hiroyuki/Caters News)

Mortal tomcats! Photographer snaps flying felines in kung fu poses

Some cats are good at dancing and twisting. (Photo: Hisakata Hiroyuki/Caters News)

Mortal tomcats! Photographer snaps flying felines in kung fu poses

The cats pose like heroes — or martial artists and ninjas. (Photo: Hisakata Hiroyuki/Caters News)

Mortal tomcats! Photographer snaps flying felines in kung fu poses

The photographs reveal the cats’ boundless personality. (Photo: Hisakata Hiroyuki/Caters News)

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