The Insta360 and GoPro cameras are action cameras that offer a unique perspective for capturing photos and videos. They are often promoted as perfect for human use, but some individuals have taken it to the next level by attaching them to their pets. This trend has gained popularity, with cats like Gonzo becoming viral sensations. The New York Times journalist Amelia Nierenberg featured how these feline influencers achieved their online fame using specialized camera straps and tiny cameras. Camera companies have recognized this trend and are now offering specialized straps and harnesses for pets.
Insta360 has designed a special pet strap accessory for its Go2 action camera, catering to the growing popularity of “catfluencers” on social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram. As part of their marketing strategy, the company has even provided free cameras to these feline influencers in exchange for tags on their posts. While some of these “catfluencers” showcase their parkour skills, others like Mr. Kitters often chase after prey, which could pose a serious threat to wildlife. Despite these concerns, viewers can’t seem to get enough of these slice-of-nine-lives videos, which offer a unique perspective into the world of our furry friends. Thanks to advances in camera technology and editing apps, pet owners can finally experience the world from the eyes of their beloved Toto, Lassie, and Felix.
Derek and Maria Boonstra started filming their cat, Gonzo, a few years ago using DIY cameras, but they eventually upgraded him to an Insta360 camera. One of the first videos that gained popularity showed Gonzo spending time with a local possum family. The Boonstras believe that watching Gonzo interact calmly with the wildlife helped them connect more deeply with their pet. Cats have been a staple of internet culture for years, and the proliferation of social media sites like Instagram and TikTok has only increased their popularity. Viewers can now join cats on their adventures thanks to improved camera technology. These camera-wearing cats are even making money for their owners through partnerships with brands. However, it’s important for cat owners to secure their rights to avoid ending up like Naruto the macaque, who didn’t own the copyright to a self-portrait he captured with a photographer’s camera after a legal battle. Despite evolving technology and internet usage, people still love cats and can use cameras to deepen their relationships with their furry friends.