It is well believed, that cats are a near-universal symbol of grace and poise. They’ve marvelous balance and are said to always land on their feet. Although when they are up in the air, like these 15 jumping cats at play. They retain an elegant athleticism that most of us lack on or off the ground. Cats love to jump when they play. It is highly appreciated to never throw them just for a mere photo.
The incredible ability of cats to make always land on their feet, which is beautifully displayed in numerous of these photographs, is called the “Righting Reflex”. An in-depth study was done in 1987 on 132 cases of cats that had fallen from high-rise windows in New York. It has been found that their injuries would rise from floors 1-7 but would then radically decline above 7 stories.
One explanation could be that, after a firm distance, cats reach their non-fatal terminal velocities and are skilled in spreading themselves out and gliding to decrease the severity of their injuries. Many peoples like cats, and they have them as a pet. So Jumping Cats is one of the best moment to capture it at the right time.
Originally posted 2017-08-17 13:02:05.