Seth Casteel, the man who brought us Underwater Dogs and Underwater Puppies is at it again (thank goodness), and this time cats are his muse. Just to make things more challenging, he's captured them flying through the air — well, not all of them. Some of them are just about to "Pounce," hence the name of the book, which makes the images all the more amazing. Because, as you know, it's rare to a snap picture when sharpened claws are headed your way. PEOPLE has a first look at some of the purr-fect shots, no Band-Aids required.
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A squishy surface like this one makes for an easy landing.
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SO MANY DECISIONS
Which way do I go?
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EYE ON THE PRIZE
Only thing we can't see here is the adorable butt wiggle.
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Clearly, someone's been practicing Kitten Bowl moves.
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Just make like a tree and leave the scene.
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This one's gonna hurt.
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THREE CAT NIGHT
When pouncing is a family affair.
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AVAILABLE FOR PURR-CHASE
Seth Casteel's Pounce ($17.50) is available for purchase on Oct. 18.