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Photographer hilariously captures euphoric expressions of kitties ‘high’ on catnip

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Full-time feline photographer Andrew Marttila from Washington, D.C., captured blissful expressions of various cats on catnip, which he used to compile a book, “Cats on Catnip.”

The photographer dedicated his time to capturing the euphoric expressions of kitties high on catnip — and the results are absolutely hilarious.

After Andrew discovered his roommate’s cat’s affinity for catnip, the then hobby photographer attempted to capture kitties’ amusing facial contortions with his camera phone. (Caters News)

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This photographer dedicated his time to capturing the euphoric expressions of kitties high on catnip – and the results are absolutely hilarious. (Photo: Andrew Marttila/Caters News)


After Andrew Marttila discovered his roommate’s cat’s affinity for catnip, the then hobby photographer attempted to capture the kitty’s amusing facial contortions with his camera phone. (Photo: Andrew Marttila/Caters News)


Now a full-time feline photographer, Andrew Marttila, 32, from Washington, D.C., spent the past few months compiling photos for a book, “Cats on Catnip.” (Photo: Andrew Marttila/Caters News)


Andrew Marttila documented the hilarious expressions of kitties on catnip. (Photo: Andrew Marttila/Caters News)


Using his friend’s cat as a muse and supplying several variations of catnip – an herb that can causes cats to enter a state of bliss for up to two hours – the neuroscience graduate captured some laugh-out-loud results. (Photo: Andrew Marttila/Caters News)


Andrew Marttila, who used to be allergic to cats, said: “Whenever I’d give him [his roommate’s cat] catnip, he’d pull the most amazing faces – I loved capturing them on camera.” (Photo: Andrew Marttila/Caters News)


“You can never anticipate the outcome when you throw down a pile of catnip,” said Marttila. (Photo: Andrew Marttila/Caters News)


“I love being able to capture their expressions, because I feel as though they have an extremely wide range of emotion.” (Photo: Andrew Marttila/Caters News)


“The catnip photos show a very wild side to cats that we don’t often see,” said Marttila. (Photo: Andrew Marttila/Caters News)


“Of all the photos I’ve taken over the years, the catnip photos were the most enjoyable,” said Marttila. (Photo: Andrew Marttila/Caters News)


“I had so much fun doing this, and I can’t wait for everyone to enjoy the pictures as much as I do,” said Marttila. (Photo: Andrew Marttila/Caters News)