This photo is simply entitled, “A Guinea Pig Meets a Sphinx Moth Caterpillar.”
It’s a little hard to know exactly what our pets might be thinking when a whole new world is presented to them. The child-like look of shock of this little guy is accentuated by the imbalance we can also feel when seeing his tiny uplifted paw. Having his paw slightly out of focus actually adds to the drama of the photo and at the same time helps our attention stay on his bright eye.
The emotion in this photo certainly caught me off-guard, too, and in the instant the shutter was pressed, surprise was something I shared with this little guy. This is the aspect of photography that connects us back to the exact moment where something touching and fleeting happened. Photos like these hopefully draw others into the frame because of similar experiences they may have had in their lives.
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