As much as they’d like to be known as royalty and the rulers of our homes, cats aren’t always the elegant, refined, and noble creatures they present themselves as. And there are plenty of unflattering snaps of felines to prove this!

Twitter is simply obsessed with the Unflattering Cat Photo Challenge, and there’s a whole bunch of weird and unphotogenic new pics that we’d love to share with you, dear Pandas. Upvote the best of the worst pics as you scroll down below and, when you’re done, have a look through Bored Panda’s previous post about the challenge right here.

And you know what? These photos make us relate to cats that much more because they remind us of our own imperfect selves. Now those are the kinds of cattos I could imagine having around the house—they know they’re not perfect, like us. And that’s okay. Especially in 2020. But just in case you want to take some amazing cat photos, read on to learn some handy tips and tricks!

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Alex Bailey
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11 months ago

Okay... that one really is unflattering!

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My cat Wednesday

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Rehat Wypr
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11 months ago

Looks more like Monday

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Lint’s preferred sleeping position

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Zophra
Community Member
11 months ago

This is a precious picture of comfort and trust.

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Pet photographer Karen Weiler, who is based in Toronto, Canada, told Bored Panda that lighting is "everything in photography."

"So, set yourself up for success by moving a favorite blanket, bed, piece of furniture into a place that has great light. If they enjoy indulging in catnip, you can spread some there too. It is simple really: if your kitty enjoys hanging out there, you’ll have more opportunities to photograph them. They will be relaxed and happy and you will have great light—a winning combination!" Karen gave some great advice for all of us who want to take great snaps of our kitties.

Karen added that cats respond to movement more than sound, so you can use certain toys or items with lots of movement to get their attention. What's more, getting down to the level of the animal you're photographing creates new perspectives and composition.

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got some pics with my cat at our Halloween party last night.... these were the results

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ISABELLE WIACEK
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11 months ago

This needs to be a meme

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Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
11 months ago

While I really like the color on her, how cold is your house? She's already wearing a fur coat.

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#unflatteringcatphotochallenge my boy Merlin. He had the zoomies

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Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
11 months ago

Does he come out in daylight?

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Taking an unflattering pic of your cat and then sharing it for the entire internet to see is all very well and good. But if you suddenly decide to branch out and become a world-famous ‘catfluencer,’ you need to know your cat's behavior inside and out.

Bored Panda previously spoke about what other things owners can do to take the best possible photos of cats with cat behaviorist and feline expert Ingrid Johnson, founder of Fundamentally Feline.

According to Ingrid, anyone who wants to take a good photo of their cats has the best chances of success when they do the photo shoot in the animals’ environment.

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#unflatteringcatphotochallenge the 10th picture on your phone is what’s making Ollie retch

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
11 months ago

bleh

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Someone kept running away and I couldn’t get the sticker off (for an obligatory “I voted photo” )

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Alex Bailey
Community Member
11 months ago

But this one is utterly adorable! 😍

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Kai get down from there. He is such a handful sometimes.

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Andrew Gibb
Community Member
11 months ago

cirque du soiled

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“Taking cats out of their home for a photo shoot is often where things go awry. Use natural light and play with them to encourage them to look confident and alert.”

Ingrid also suggested using toys to get the cats to look where you want them to. “You can shake treats, click, make some sort of sound to get them to look at the camera. As far as keeping them calm, again, it's about working with what they are naturally giving you rather than trying to force something," the cat behaviorist said.

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#unflatteringcatphotochallengeI bring to you, the death stare whilst pooping.....

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crazy_cat_notAlady
Community Member
11 months ago

HEY! give him some privacy, please. I bet we all look unflattering while taking a dump squinting at our phones too. 😡

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Zophra
Community Member
11 months ago

Ah, the drama!

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#12

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Caption this #unflatteringcatphotochallenge

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Andrew Gibb
Community Member
11 months ago

in the drinking hole

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#13

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Chloe is broken.

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Seal not just sleeping, but passed the @#&% out.

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Pasion Jones
Community Member
11 months ago

looks like he snores LOL

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My new kitty Charlie, not even had him 24 hours but he’s settled in well

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Patty Stier
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11 months ago

You think?

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Does your cat even lift?

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Bored Little Panda
Community Member
11 months ago

Damn boi he thicc

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Flying high on nothing at all (catnip has no effect on this idiot)

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crazyswede
Community Member
11 months ago

Nah he found your weed stash

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crazyswede
Community Member
11 months ago

Tied for first place with weed cat

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Lis Daglish
Community Member
11 months ago

Monty strongly resembles an old uncle of mine.

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Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
11 months ago

toofs appreciated

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#21

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jasper is theatrical to say the least ( judging the dog)

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Some Cool Guy
Community Member
11 months ago

Jasper has seen some sh!t

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LUIGI IS A BEGGAR AND A THIEMF!

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Jasmine Donald
Community Member
11 months ago

"ME WANTS COOKIE!!!!!"

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Jasmine Donald
Community Member
11 months ago

hoo boi that don't look good.....

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Id row
Community Member
11 months ago

Still a gorgeous kitty.

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I'm so glad I found this group! I have 2 cats, but only one is a little psycho Meet Veronica!

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crazy_cat_notAlady
Community Member
11 months ago

if u think the other one's not a psycho. know that he/she is just better at hiding it

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Patty Stier
Community Member
11 months ago

Definitely the scariest looking one!

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I have a few derpy cats.

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Iris Wolfie (づ ◕‿◕ )づ
Community Member
11 months ago

CHONKER

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#28

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‘Draw me like one of your French girls’

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German Rottweiler#16
Community Member
11 months ago

blep

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This is my Toby. He has ninnies. When I asked the vet about it she just smiled and said, look how big they are! Evidently it’s not an uncommon thing!

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Jasmine Donald
Community Member
11 months ago

what are ninnies??

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This is my Fluffy Sadie Goose, caught her being unflattering for the camera

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Kathryn Baylis
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11 months ago

Goose is a thick pretzel.

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Note: this post originally had 76 images. It’s been shortened to the top 30 images based on user votes.