Artist Imagines a World Inhabited by Giant Cats

One reason we like cats so much, besides them being cute and fluffy, is that they are small. This allows us to take them into our arms and cuddle them whenever we (or them) want. But did you ever imagine how it would look like if cats were actually giants?

Artist Matt McCarthy is creating surreal photomanipulations in which he imagines cats as giants inhabiting our world. They are still adorable but seem like they could cause humans a lot of inconvenience.

McCarthy shows his giant cats blocking busy streets, taking over crowded beaches, and climbing tall buildings that they could destroy with just one move of their paw.    

According to McCarthy, he got the idea for this unique project while observing his own cat playing with a bug.

“The idea initially came to me as I was observing my own cats when they were playing with a bug that entered our house,” McCarthy shared in a chat with Bored Panda. “I wondered how they would react if my wife and I were that small. They’re so sweet and cuddly that we tend to forget they’re apex predators.”

McCarthy’s works have found quite a lot of fans on the internet. His Instagram page has close to 130K followers, while his photomanipualtions can be found on all sorts of products, from calendars to T-shirts.

Check out more of these cute but scary giant cats below.