Saturday, September 13, 2008

Photo-Hunter: Wild



This is my wild encounter with a Bengal Tiger at the Zoobic Safari two years ago. Watching the tiger pounce his way to our vehicle, my heart somersaulted, and I almost dropped the camera. Pictures of a tiger devouring a bloody carcass flashed through my mind. A hungry tiger is said to eat as much as 60 pounds of meat in one night. Tigers are renowned for their strength and power---they are loners and very territorial. They are nocturnal hunters and use their distinctive coats as camouflage---no two tigers have exactly the same stripes. A bit of tiger trivia: A tiger’s roar can be heard as far as 2 miles (3 km) away.

Bengal tigers originally came from India and they are in the endangered species list. Zoobic breeds tigers in captivity to help on the conservation of this fearsome and magnificent mammal.


I like this monkey’s wild hairdo. His spikes remind me of Mr. T's mohawk hairstyle in the 80's.

More wild photos from around the world at TN Chick.

20 comments:

Leslie said...

Gosh all your photos are really good! Well done! :)

jmb said...

I think I would have dropped the camera too, in fact I probably would have had a heart attack. Great photos Luna Miranda, have a good weekend.

Blue said...

Wow!
Now that is a wild capture - terrific shot of the tiger, don't think my hand would have been so steady...

Hootin' Anni said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, tigers!!! That is my all time favorite wild animal.

My wild is posted...the wildness of nature. Come see.
Happy Hunting.

The Social Frog said...

Wow, I love the tiger shot, very nice :)

Huey said...

Wow! The photo of the tiger is really well done! And ah the monkey's hair is really funny. :D

Webradio said...

Bonjour !

Le tigre, on dirait un gros chat !

The tigger is like a BIG cat...

Carver said...

Those are fabulous shots of the wild animals.

Deborah said...

Very cool shot of the tiger!!

bertN said...

Ang tingin ko sa tiger ay parang nakakita siya ng fillet mignon LOL.

nutart said...

i usually forget that i have a camera when looking at animals...moreso when a Bengali tiger would have pounced on the car I would be on!
The monkey reminds me of a former classmate too! He was sooo proud of his hair-do!

Barbara H. said...

Great shots -- love the wild hairdo on the monkey.

Expat Traveler said...

haha - now that is a silly wild photo! love it.

ellen b said...

Ha! I'm glad you didn't drop the camera because that's a great shot you got!!

Panaderos said...

Hmm.... I see that spiked hairdo in my mirror every morning. :D Just the hairdo, ok? Hehehe

Nice pictures. I'd love to visit Zoobic someday. :)

leslie said...

What an amazing shot to get while watching that beast approach! I'm very impressed. I don't think I'll go to that primate's hairdresser! lol

sho said...

the monkey's mohawk is awesome!

bingskee said...

and that is scary...! but the shot's nicely done. it's good you were able to snap a shot. the monkey's hair look like Mr. T's hair.

dyosa said...

That Tiger shot was fantastic. But it scares the sh*t out of me every time I imagine it coming for me. Hehe.

the donG said...

amazing shot of the tiger. it looks like you were really with it.

and the monkey is really really cool! hehehe...