A good way to enhance the cuteness of a video and/or picture of an animal is to have the animal get close to the camera, and put its face right up to or around said camera, often sniffing the camera and/or sniffing around it.
The animal's face is likely to be much closer to the camera than the rest of its body, which makes the animal's head look bigger in comparison to the body than it actually is. A wide angle lens is usually used to enhance this effect.
- Happens in a lot of The BBC's Spy wildlife documentaries when the animal subjects start to get curious about the disguised cameras that are filming them. For instance, in one Polar Bears: Spy on the Ice episode, one of the cameras was disguised as a snowball, and the cubs kept approaching it and playing with it.
- Zoboomafoo: In the opening sequence.
- On Eat Your Kimchi, the Scottish Fold kitten Dr. Meemersworth stalks and attacks a camera on a string.
- In one of the Pokemon animation shorts "Master of Flight", Rowlet was shooting feathers in each bull's eye; until he hit the camerama. Which is so kawaii in the end, until Rowlet looks at the camera.
- Puppy Dog Pals there's two kawaii videos to promote the show "Breaking the Fourth Wall" and "Barking"
- South Park had a Show Within a Show called "Animals Close-Up With a Wide-Angle Lens," and its spinoff "Animals Close-Up With a Wide-Angle Lens Wearing Hats."
- On Ruby Gloom, Doom Kitty does it in this skit.
- In My Gym Partner's a Monkey, a slightly unstable nature documentary director is revealed to have made a film like this with her pet kitten, who naturally destroys the camera.
- Birthday and holiday cards
- Handbags in some shops in the UK.
- Artlist Collection's "The Dog" and "The Cat" collectibles are all about focusing on kitties' and puppies' faces using a fish-eye lens.