March 31, 2016

Ready or Not Here I Come

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March 31, 2016
Ready or Not Here I Come

Species: Tiger | Location: Ranthambore National Park, India

While visiting India with Nat Hab, we found a tiger resting on the ground up against what I thought was a tall rock wall. She was the perfect distance for my 600mm on full frame body. We waited for more than an hour while she napped. I was excited that I would have a great shot when she woke up. After a while, she did wake up. However, rather than look at me or walk to a nearby watering hole, she turned and scaled the wall. This created a large scale chase as vehicles jostled for position to get a good look at her while keeping from blocking her path. As I was in front watching her nap, I was now in the back of the group when she was on the move. All of a sudden, she emerged from the brush and looked right at me. She was now way too close for the big lens, so I picked up my other camera on the seat and caught this a few others before she moved on. This was one of the most exciting photo moments I've had... and I am glad I got the shot.

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