Meet Darcy: the Cutest Little Hedgehog on Instagram [Gallery]

Here is ‘Darcy The Flying Hedgehog’, maybe the cutest hedgehog in the world, staged on Instagram in some adorable photographs by his Japanese owner Shota Tsukamoto.

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An Instagram user from Tokyo, Japan, has been taking pictures of his pet hedgehog and successfully sharing this sweetest little hedgehog with the whole world.

Instagrammer Shota Tsukamoto creates for the spiky little girl, named Darcy, almost professional photos, suitable for some fashion magazine. The shots feature Darcy comfortably sitting in a shoe, lounging on a deck of cards, curiously investigating a prickly brush her size, and taking a nap in the palm of her owner’s hand.

Shota likes to use the Camera+ app. The app allows for consecutive shooting, which is essential to his work. He also uses the light-tone filter of this app to better capture Darcy’s soft pink skin, because he thinks that the native iPhone cameras tend to give off a yellowy color in the resulting images. Each shot is simple and produced in a minimalistic manner, yet every single one is fascinating in its own right.

The adorable little pet is a 3-year-old hedgehog named after the former bassist from the band The Smashing Pumpkins. Like the musician that inspired her name, Darcy is a “pointy, edgy girl,” though only in the physical sense. Despite her spikes and the fact that hedgehogs are typically a protective and cautious breed, Darcy is an affectionate and lovable little animal.

Each picture in Shota’s Instagram account is more charming than the next, making everyone curious about the future adventures of the tiny critter. The images actually leave us wondering what Darcy’s thinking while exploring the big world around her.

Shota says that he excludes any captions from his images to allow viewers to tap into their imagination and create their own stories about Darcy. The photographer even hinted about the idea of creating a possible children’s picture book, reports My Modern Met.

No one can resist that absolute adorableness! And what for?  Darcy’s account, called “Darcy the flying hedgehog”, has attracted more than 300.000 followers. Can any other hedgehog boast such a fan club?

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