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Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Anyone who follows this blog will notice that I spend a lot of time at the Malayan Tiger enclosure at the San Diego Zoo. Anyone who has been to the San Diego Zoo will know that the tigers aren't always out where people can see (and photograph) them.  In fact, most visitors who aren't willing to wait a while rarely see anything. There is a small group of us who find ourselves there on a regular basis, and we spend a lot more time just hanging out visiting and waiting for something to happen than we do actually taking pictures. The other day, while waiting for a tiger to show up, we spotted this dragonfly. The green background is the sunlit water in the pond at the bottom of the enclosure.


A Portrait Session With Tiga (the Tiger)

I mentioned in an earlier post how I had spent pretty much the entire day at the Zoo one Saturday last month, almost all of it at the tiger enclosure, and only got a few shots that I liked. I went back on Sunday morning, and somehow managed to score a several-hour portrait session with Tiga, the San Diego Zoo's young female Malayan Tiger.  Here are a few of my favorites.

Is it appropriate to use the word "demure" when describing a tiger?

Click here to see more images of Tiga from Sunday, July 14, 2013.

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