This is my first of a series of pieces taken at Taronga Zoo, Sydney. Australia.

I was there with my friend, Maria Moro for a day of shooting, while on a two week break. Maria and I had a great day, capturing everything from elephants to apes, but this guy was our highlight. Pacing back and forth, commanding reverie from all watching. This tiger gave us the best in photographic opportunities.

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Original image cropped and layered with some of my own textures. All completed in Photoshop CS4.

Canon 50D
55 – 250, 18mm


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Andrew is a Melbourne born, independent photographic artist who has exhibited and sold works globally.

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  • Aconcagua
    Aconcaguaalmost 4 years ago

    Taronga Zoo!? You should have said taken with my 300mm in the wilds of Africa !!! ..But ,however much safer as isI guess & what a fine shot you captured !! Sydney’s got it all :)))

  • Haha, I think I’m still recovering from the last African safari mate! Not sure how I would feel face to face with this guy. Sydney does indeed have a lot!! Thanks so much mate :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Durham White
    Durham Whitealmost 4 years ago

    nice show of determination my friend… i think you & the model deserve a pat on the back ;)

  • Thank you very much mate! I’d love to give him a pat :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Berns
    Bernsalmost 4 years ago

    This guy is stunning!

  • Thanks heaps Berns! He was awesome :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBalmost 4 years ago

    One of my two favorite animals!! Gorgeous capture and treatment Andrew!!

  • That’s great to hear Teresa!! What’s your other favourite? Thanks so much, coming from you, this is a huge compliment :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • rodeorose
    rodeorosealmost 4 years ago

    Parmi it is such a lovely close-up. Stunning light!

  • Thanks so much Rosie! I was definitely inspired by your amazing series of animals to create this one :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Terri~Lynn Bealle
    Terri~Lynn Beallealmost 4 years ago

    WOW, brilliant!!!!!!!

  • Thanks so much Terri!!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • RebeccaBlackman
    RebeccaBlackmanalmost 4 years ago

    Great capture..

  • Much appreciated Rebecca, thank you!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Cat2be
    Cat2bealmost 4 years ago

    OMG this is brilliant!!!Wow

  • Thank you so much Kim!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Dinni H
    Dinni Halmost 4 years ago

    amazing Andrew

  • Thanks heaps Dinni!!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Adrian Kent
    Adrian Kentalmost 4 years ago

    Hits all the right notes, such a commanding shot, well done Andrew!

  • Thanks so much Adrian, that is a very nice thing to hear!!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

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