By Lauren Fruen
THESE stunning close-up images capture the beauty of cats’ eyes in incredible detail.
Photographer Tina Engstrøm Grytdal started taking the pictures of her cat as a hobby and has since racked up thousands of followers online.
The mum-of-two said it takes a lot of luck and good time to get her pets to still and capture the shots.
Tina, 27, said her love of looking at the “little details in life” led to her interest in photographing her cats close up.
From a side perspective the eyes almost look see through. Front on and they are marble like look like the “universe” according to Tina.
Tina – who works as a nurse – said: “I started the social media accounts as a way to document my new Bengal kittens’ lives back in 2014.
“I love to take photos. I have actually been doing it since I was a young child.
“I bought my first decent camera when I was 20 years old, and since that day, photography has been one of my biggest hobbies.
“I’m self-taught, and I love to convey the little details in life, and therefore, macro photography has become my favorite.
“I combined that with my passion for cats and that has created some amazing moments with the close-up photography.
“I have had cats all my life, and I have always seen the beauty and mystery in them and especially their eyes.
“I do have three cats now, but for most of the time it’s just the one of them who has patience to sit still and be photographed.
“To photograph cats is all about timing and luck, so many of my photos are results of hard work and a lot of patience, but most of all, really good luck.
“I didn’t realise the popularity of my cat eye photos until after I posted them, and I saw the response.
“I’m overwhelmed by all the positive feedback I receive from all around the world.
“A lot of people say that they somehow remind them of the universe and they compare the cat eye with the universe.
“Friends and family are also excited, and some have requested a printed version of my photos to hang on their wall.”