Sunday, February 6, 2011
Well who would of thought I would be taking pictures of a tiger face to face? I was asked to come and take pictures of a rescued tiger, not knowing what to expect it turned out to be an amazing experience. Tristan the tiger is almost 600 lbs and standing almost 9 feet, arriving at the tigers home I was instantly amazed at the quality of the facilities that Gale and her husband had created for Tristan. As I went to set up Tristan let out a roar that made the hair stand on the back of my neck, at that moment I knew that was going to an amazing experience. He then proceded to open his mouth and destroy a plastic 50 lb barrel. Camera in hand I followed Gale to the far end of cage, now keep in mind I had been looking back towered the tiger who was in his house, I turned back to look again and tristan had suddenly appeared quietly behind me covering 30 ft in 3 leaps, man I wouldn't want to be in the wild with a tiger you wouldn't stand a chance. Gale provided me some great information about tigers plus the opportunity to take some great shots, what an amazing creature, oh wait did I mention that he charged the fence from 30 feet straight at me to finally appear towering over me, now if that don't make your heart beat nothing will. Thank you Tristan and thank you Gale.