OK this is my first critique so I don't have much experience with this. But this is one of the most amazing animal shots I have ever seen. The lighting is absolutely perfect, the detail is sharp and well-focused, the cat is absolutely adorable (especially the eyes), and the black-and-white approach is a nice touch. The shadows are intriguing, and to my understanding a lot of people struggle with making shadows work in their photos, but it looks like you got it down very well. I've always loved animal photos, but this shot makes me have a much deeper appreciation for them. Well done.