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The stare of a tiger

Photographer: Anurag Jain, Aperture: f/5.6,Camera: Canon EOS Kiss Digital X,Focal length: 87 mm,ISO: 200,Shutter speed: 1/30 s,

The stare of a Tiger

02 Dec 2009

No words, no photographs, .. nothing can describe the feeling I got when this 4 year old young tiger stared into my eyes at Ranthambore less then 5 feet away, during my safari trip. I never knew I would be able to see him so close, and although I knew they are big cats, his size amazed me. I was not scared, because respect and admiration for this beautiful animal shadowed fear. There is no animal in the world, which will give you this feeling, which is so handsome, and fearful, and graceful and wild, and playful, and ferocious.. like a tiger.


“There is a Tiger inside each of us, we just prefer being a Jackass more often”


PS: Wonder if the Tiger was staring thinking, “hmm, the meat in this dude can feed me for a month!”.

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  • Renita DeMello Fernandes - December 3, 2009

    Posted on FB: Could u get that branch out of the way. It’s spoiling my view of the tiger. Lol.
    Great pic anu. That stare could speak a thousand words.

  • Ransley - December 3, 2009

    As usual, I have to pay my repsects, more to your write-up than your footwa. The footwa is good, but the writeup is what makes me remember the photo long after loggin off te comp..Kudos dude….3 stars for the footwa, 5 for the writeup….

  • iRohit - December 3, 2009

    now, that makes a trip worthwhile!

  • Anurag Jain - December 4, 2009

    Thanks Ren, I will email you the other snaps asap. But this one was the best. I got so excited that I started fumbling with the camera settings so could not get the best snaps.

  • Anurag Jain - December 4, 2009

    Thanks Rans.

  • Anurag Jain - December 4, 2009

    Yeah Rohit, The entire trip was worth only because of the Tiger. There were so many other places we saw which were beautiful, etc, and so many different animals we saw at the safari, but … nothing compares to a Tiger

  • saket sinha - December 5, 2009

    Thats an amazing pic…..its something that we missed on our trip to Jim Corbett…….


  • Anurag Jain - December 5, 2009

    Yeah Saket, Let try another National Park Safari next year.

  • Renita DeMello Fernandes - December 6, 2009

    Posted on FB: This pic is amazing anu. I was just kiddin abt the branch. Well who’d be thinking of camera settings or lens when u have a freakin tiger staring right into ur eye

  • Tiger loves you | Footwa | Photographer Anurag Jain - May 22, 2010

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  • zaver shroff - June 4, 2010

    Absolutely Gorgeous!!!

  • Anurag Jain - June 4, 2010

    Thanks Zaver,
    It was an awesome moment. Have to go to Gir forest next year to see lions too.

  • The forest guard | Footwa - October 7, 2013

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