2010 welcomes the year of the tiger.
The magnificent tiger and creature that possesses the balance of energies we understand as yin/yang. In many legends the black and orange/gold stripes represent the two complete phases of the New and Full Moon. Through these phases tiger soul learns when to leap, and when to lie still. Individuals with tiger spirit must learn a balance between passion and calm, pride and humility, contemplation and action. When this is achieved you will inherit the beautiful and noble qualities that tiger spirit has. The gold lettering to the left of the tiger represents the Chinese character for tiger.

The tiger image was shot at the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois and the moon was also captured by me. In calligraphy I created the character in Chinese for tiger. All photos had different filters applied to achieve a certain look.

Featured in Live Love Dream 7/20/09. Thank you hosts.
Featured in Tiger Tiger 7/23/09. Thank you hosts.
Featured in All Original Fusion 8/19/09. Thank you hosts.
Winner of All thats Animals challenge 8/27/09 in the All Original Fusion group. Thank you everyone for your votes.
Challenge winner of Totems & Familiars 1/17/10 in Animal Fantasy & Whimsy. Thank you everyone for your vote.
Featured in Back in Black 1/25/10 thank you hosts.
Placed in the top ten of the Year of the tiger 2010 challenge 1/26/10.
Featured in Artists Universe 10/20/11


animal, composite, full moon, moon, nature, spirit, tiger, totem, yang, yin


  • Gabby87
    Gabby87about 5 years ago

    This is so beautiful and nice work too!!

  • Thank you for your very nice comment Gabby :)

    – Marija

  • kaycheree
    kaychereeabout 5 years ago

    Great work & wisdom! :)

  • Thank you Kaycheree :)

    – Marija

  • wendywoo1972
    wendywoo1972about 5 years ago

    such a wonderful image lovely work

  • Hello Wendy! Thank you for your kind comment!

    – Marija

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezabout 5 years ago

  • Wow Isa thank you for the great news!

    – Marija

  • billfox256
    billfox256about 5 years ago

    Beautifully presented, Congratulations, Bill

  • Thank you Bill!

    – Marija

  • judygal
    judygalabout 5 years ago

    Wow what an awesome image..Love it

  • Thank you Judy :)

    – Marija

  • Sandy Keeton
    Sandy Keetonabout 5 years ago

    Wow beautiful image Marija, you are so creative!! Congratulations on the feature, I bet it won’t be the first one:)

  • You are too kind!!! Thanks for the congrats :)

    – Marija

  • Sandy Keeton
    Sandy Keetonabout 5 years ago

    I’m back, forgot to favor this beauty:) Would love to have this on my desktop Marija are you putting it on the other site??

  • I am so glad you like it!!! I will send you the file and your beautiful Bru creation is already on my desktop :)

    – Marija

  • Sandy Keeton
    Sandy Keetonalmost 5 years ago

    Congratulations again Marija!!!

  • Thank you Sandy! We do love our Tigers!

    – Marija

  • Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo
    Patricia Anne ...almost 5 years ago

    very cool, That’s me the tiger soul, tigers are my spirit animal and you can tell by reading all the folk stories and ledgens and meaning if your personality fits them then you are a tiger spirit too. They are also know both in reality as well as folklore, as loners, watchers and even the devil cat to some! yep, they have that side too! LOL LOVE ’em!

  • Glad you liked my Tiger Moon story! I think I have a bit of the tiger spirit too. My mom told me that when I was young cats followed me and that I was born in the year of the Tiger :)

    – Marija

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