Tiger from Nagrahole Park, India
Canon Canon EOS 7D Mark II
7965784/1000000 sec. /
50 K from Mysore
It was the end of our second day in the park without seeing any tigers. Lots of elephants and other game, but no tigers. Our jeep driver got a cell call and headed out at breakneck speed to an area where another jeep driver had see this tigress lying in the bush. We arrived and she was lying about 20 yeards off the road apparently unconcerned with the jeep activity. After we had stopped for a minute or so, she turned and sniffed us. Pretty soon she got up and headed in our direction, thankfully turned and walked parallel to the jeep. She was perfectly rim lighted in the late afternoon when I got this shot. She calmly walked in front of the jeep and down to a clearing where some startled deer sounded the alarm and out of sight.