12 March 2015

Fascinating Close-Ups Of Hairless Sphynx Cats

There’s a special cat breed that’s different from the usual furry and cuddly felines—the Sphynx cat, which is also known as the hairless cat.

Photographer Alicia Rius has a fascination with Sphynxes.

She said, “I’m drawn by their alien look. There’s something disturbing yet eerie that keeps me astonished every time I look at one. Without fluffy and fancy coats, this breed shows what a true cat is. Everything is raw, exposed, vulnerable.”

She decided to dedicate an ongoing photo series, titled ‘The Disturbing Beauty Of Sphynx Cats’, to them as an exploration of the beauty within their oddity.

Rius also added that if you have a Sphynx cat and live in Los Angeles, to please contact her through her email and include a photo of your feline friend.

Check out some photos below and view more of her works on her website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

[via PetaPixel, images via Alicia Rius]