They say cats always land on their feet. But why are they so good at falling with style? Perhaps it has something to do with the amount of time they seem to spend in the air. Indeed, these 20 magical moggies float so wondrously above the ground that we’re left with little doubt that they have a much more powerful command of the art of levitation than any human has ever managed.
In order to achieve full control over its mortal body, a cat must become one with the mystical forces that guide it through its nine lives. The four-legged friend above, for instance, is clearly concentrating very deeply on keeping itself afloat. Or perhaps it’s just giving the photographer a dirty look. Or maybe both…
Gravity, be gone! This furry feline evidently has total mastery over the laws of physics that bind mere humans to the ground. And it’s not afraid to establish its dominance with constant eye contact. I, for one, welcome our new feline overlords.
For some cats, levitation is simply a means to an end. And, often, that end is their next meal. The butterfly probably thinks it has an advantage over its predator, but evolution is about to catch up with it – for this cat can levitate. Nice try, butterfly.
There’s no denying that cats are majestic creatures – though that definition usually applies when they’re stalking along the ground. Flying through the air so fancy free, their limbs splayed in all directions, they sometimes look a bit weird.
While we can make educated guesses, nobody really knows why cats choose to levitate. Sure, some might do it to catch prey or to emphasize their obvious superiority. But with others, there’s no real telling what’s going on inside those kitty brains of theirs. Maybe this ginger fellow just wants to scale his climbing frame in the corner?
Not all cats are even aware that they have the power of levitation. Indeed, some are often completely startled when they manage to do it – like this furry creature, whose priceless expression suggest he’s terrified of his current elevation.
And, of course, not all cats are even capable of flying. Some are merely left to look on in envy at their feline friends, soaring heroically above them. Clearly, they need to practice a little harder at tapping into their mystical sides.
These transcendental kitties have clearly started learning to levitate from a very young age, so it’s no wonder they look surprised at their newfound abilities. From the angle of this photo, they also look like they’re about to come plummeting back to earth, so it’s a good thing that cats always land on their feet.
Not all cats are happy to show off their mastery of the laws of physics. So when they get caught in the act, don’t be surprised if they freeze in mid-air, totally at a loss as to how to react. They’re only cats, after all.
This furry beast has had to use all its strength in order to lift itself off the ground. Some cats, regardless of shape or size, can still move beyond the single plane of gravity that binds other lifeforms to the soil. They just need to concentrate really, really hard.
Meanwhile, other cats don’t realize they have the power to levitate until it happens by accident. This cute kitten, for instance, has just discovered its own potential after jumping at a mysterious object on the ground.
This cat’s owner looks like realization has just slapped her in the face. You can almost see the awe at her cat’s mystical powers appearing in her eyes, as she gasps, “This isn’t supposed to be happening.” Her life will never be the same again.
Those poor humans. They’ll never know the truth about their feline masters. If only they’d had the instinct to look behind them! Alas, this cat will be able to continue flying through the air in secrecy – for now, anyway.
Of course, some cats just like using their supernatural powers to have a little fun – like this kitty, who’s clearly having the time of his life in the snow. It doesn’t quite look like he’s flying high enough to catch that snowball, but we’re sure he’ll get there one day.
Some cats aren’t quite so playful, however. They like to use their mastery of levitation to spoil the pesky humans’ fun instead. This moggy, for instance, is determined to halt this game of table tennis before it’s too late.
While many cats flail around in the air, there are a handful who have such a handle on levitation that they can retain their regal posture, even while floating. These animals are revered by their fellow felines, who can only gaze on in awe.
The art of levitation doesn’t come easy to every cat, of course. Plenty can only watch and learn from those who have already accomplished it, hoping that one day, they too will be able to harness the power of flight – all the better for catching birds and, erm, coughing up furballs.
While we as mere people can never truly understand what it’s like to be a cat, we’re pretty sure it’s easier than being a human. Free food, plenty of sleep, zero responsibilities and the ability to levitate. What’s not to like?
As adorably cute as cats often are, it’s difficult to take them seriously as predators. No doubt even some of their natural prey, such as mice and birds, feel the same way. Handily, levitating while screaming a war cry is a great way for cats to assert their dominance in the food chain.
This is clearly another classic instance of a kitten accidentally discovering that it possesses the innate ability to levitate. It’s kind of like Clark Kent discovering he’s actually Superman – but just a little bit more amazing. After all, this is a cat we’re talking about. Who knew it was so telekinetic?