Sharing moments in time…

Weekly Photo Challenge: One

We had many things we were looking forward to when we went to India earlier this year but if I had to choose one, it was to see and photograph a Tiger in the wild.  It turned out to be much harder than I imagined as it took until our last game drive in the last national park we would visit to finally see one.  We had chased all over 3 different national parks/tiger preserves to no avail.  We had heard them growl, had gotten close to where we knew there was a Tiger, but they remained elusive until our final day.  Then, a quick report by radio, a mad dash across the park and finally a good view of the majestic beast.  She didn’t do anything of great interest but the thrill of actually watching her in the environment she rules was just amazing.  It was an experience that I will always remember and something that I hope we can preserve for future generations.  Of all the incredible animals I have seen in the wild this may be the most spectacular “one”.

One Beauty of a Beast!

One Beauty of a Beast!


16 responses

  1. Great shot!! Glad you got to see one (and thanks for sharing it) 🙂

    December 20, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    • Thanks Calee! hope you have a great trip to Sweden. We’re actually going to come back to Amsterdam later in 2014 for a visit.

      December 21, 2013 at 11:11 am

      • I hope you’ll have a good time here! Let me know if you want any tips 😉

        January 2, 2014 at 8:30 am

  2. A beauty! I understand the feeling – that would have been a wonderful and unforgettable meeting!

    December 20, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    • annchristine – we were really excited after the disappointment of the previous days!

      December 21, 2013 at 11:12 am

  3. oh WOW! How wonderful to see this beautiful animal in the wild. Thanks so much for letting us see her through your eyes/camera.

    December 20, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    • Hi Kris! Thanks for visiting. Your retirement in Panama sounds wonderful. We enjoying ours here in San Diego but spending a lot of time out around the world.

      December 21, 2013 at 11:16 am

  4. That would be an unforgettable experience. What a fantastic photo you managed to capture.

    December 20, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    • WMA – Thanks – it was a long time coming but she was a beauty!!

      December 21, 2013 at 11:19 am

  5. The Best of the Beasts !
    Wonderful shot Scott !
    Ciao ciao
    Buon Natale !

    December 21, 2013 at 10:43 am

    • Hi Max – Hope you’re having a great holiday season! We’re off again after Christmas for a few weeks in Africa so I’ll wish you a Happy New Year now!!

      December 21, 2013 at 11:22 am

  6. That must have been exciting!


    December 21, 2013 at 3:59 pm

  7. Truly stunning picture!

    February 7, 2014 at 10:26 am

    • Thanks Poppy – and I wish you all the best in your conservation teaching goals – let me know if I can help in any way. I would be glad to volunteer the use of some of my photos if that would help.

      February 9, 2014 at 7:59 pm

      • Hi Scott. That’s very kind of you, thank you very much. I may just have to hold you to that! Children in my conservation clubs would love to see your pictures. I will contact you if I would like to use any. I look forward to seeing more of your fantastic photos! You are so lucky to have seen these beautiful animals.

        February 10, 2014 at 1:26 am

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