When you think of Morocco, the first thing that comes to mind is probably not cats. In fact, if you're like most people, you probably don't even think of cats at all! But as a travel photographer who spent some time in this North African country, I can tell you that cats are definitely there - and they're pretty interesting creatures, too.
There's no denying that cats are everywhere in Morocco. They can be found lounging in the sun, napping in markets, and even taking a dip in the local hammam (bathhouse). But unlike the cats you might see at home, these felines don't seem to have any particular owner. They're strays, living off their wits and the kindness of strangers.
Despite the fact that they're technically homeless, I found these cats to be surprisingly well-fed and healthy. In many cases, it seems like the locals go out of their way to make sure these stray cats are taken care of. I even saw one woman hand-feeding a kitten from a market stall!
If you're looking for something a little different to photograph on your next trip, why not focus on the cats of Morocco? With their curious faces and independent spirits, they make for some truly unique photos. Who knows - you might even fall in love with one of these furry friends. :)
As I mentioned before, cats aren't the only four-legged creatures you'll find in Morocco. There are also plenty of stray dogs, most of which seem to be friendly enough. However, I would recommend exercising caution if you decide to pet one of these pups, as they might not be as vaccinated as our domesticated dogs back home.
Have you ever photographed a stray animal while traveling?