Known for his eerie, haunting photographs of animals, Giacomo Brunelli is one of the few artists whose pictures reveal why cats have been represented as evil beasts in so many fantasy stories. Our gallery showcases his fiendish felines.

You can pick up a copy of Brunelli's book, featuring many more dark, disturbing portraits of animals from frogs to horses. Or you can check out more of his work in his gallery.

The Evil Magic Of Cats, Caught On FilmS

The Evil Magic Of Cats, Caught On FilmS

The Evil Magic Of Cats, Caught On FilmS

The Evil Magic Of Cats, Caught On FilmS

The Evil Magic Of Cats, Caught On FilmS

The Evil Magic Of Cats, Caught On FilmS

The Evil Magic Of Cats, Caught On FilmS

The Evil Magic Of Cats, Caught On FilmS