Tiger Photo Gallery -
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JV urges all photographers,
professional or amateur, to make their tiger pictures
speak, to share their tiger experiences through pictures! A majestic species is slipping to extinction. He
has formed Tiger Photo Gallery and he is
inviting all photographers who have visited Tiger Canyons or any
Tiger Sanctuary, for that matter, to submit 6 of your most interesting pictures to
Tiger Photo Gallery. Tell us what
effect the tiger had on you, the influence, the inspiration. Give us
ideas on how, together, we can use our pictures to create pressure.
We have the ability to communicate globally. We have websites, Facebook, YouTube,
Twitter, cell phones and email at our disposal, let's
use them! Remember to caption your pictures and send
them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Jade de Klerk - select photographer in right
Walking along the canyon is one of the best places to take
pictures with the cubs as they are always up to something.
This particular day was extremely hot and the cubs swam in
almost every pool we came across. I was lucky to get this
shot just as she stepped into the water.
One cold morning in June, we went out to do some filming.
The mist was so thick in places that you could hardly see
10m in front of you. After almost an hour it began to thin
enough to take a few pictures. The misty backdrop, with one
of the planets most beautiful cats in the distance, makes
you feel like you’re in a place of enchantment, where
anything can happen.
After a long walk with the cubs one afternoon we
came over the top of the koppie where they spotted three
reedbuck. The other two cubs ran off half-heartedly while Zaria,
as always, showed her interest with caution and decided it was
better to watch from a distance.
Late one afternoon I went out to check on the tigers,
Shadow had a kill and I wanted to get some good shots of her
feeding. She started calling the cubs to the kill, but they were
lying about 150m away, reluctant to come any closer. Eventually
two of the cubs crept closer and I was rewarded with this great
sighting, and my first decent picture of the cubs.
Sitting with Shadow and watching how she interacts with her cubs
is one of the most amazing experiences. This little cub is still
getting used to the vehicles, and usually runs away at the
sound. Today it let us watch it for almost an hour, It was
At the end of one of the walks there are
some shallow rock pools where the tigers like to play. On this
particular day while the two girls played in the marshy
undergrowth, Sunda decided that his time was better spent
fishing for crabs. He would roll over the rocks at the bottom of
the pool, and when he felt something he would submerge his head
completely to catch whatever it was. This picture was taken as
he came up out the water. It is such a privilege to watch the
process of learning, and the efficiency at which the tigers
master these skills.