Hedgehog vies for world domination through adorable photos
A Japanese photographer's whimsical pictures of his pet hedgehog have made Darcy one of the most-followed animal accounts on Instagram.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 at 04:39 PM
Shota Tsukamato has big plans for his pet hedgehog: He wants her to become "the most famous hedgehog in the world."
Darcy, a 3-year-old hedgehog from Tokyo, is well on her away to becoming just that. With her 356,000 followers, hers one of the most-followed pet accounts on Instagram.
Named after former Smashing Pumpkins bassist D'arcy Wretzky, the tiny hedgehog inspired Tsukamato to start an Instagram account to share photos of Darcy's adorable adventures.
Tsukamato's pictures often feature Darcy alongside props that accentuate her tiny size, and the photos have a whimsical quality — a quality he works very hard to create.
"I imagine a page from a children's picture book," he said on Instagram's blog. "I want it to be a surrealistic story, and I even want people to question whether or not Darcy really exists in real life."
Tsukamato says he intentionally posts Darcy's photos without captions because he wants people to come up with their own stories about the adorable creature.
Check out some of his imaginative photos of Darcy below.
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