One of the male tiger cubs at Melbourne Zoo. These guys were six months old when I captured this. Today they are closer to an adult in size and personality.

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Canon 50D
18 – 55, 58mm

Original RAW file converted in Photoshop CS6. No textures or layers.



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

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  • Michael A. Morrison
    Michael A. Mor...over 2 years ago

    Strong, defiant, resilient, oh hang on, thats me! LOL
    very strong image Andy, great capture.. to check out my latest news look here:

  • Haha.. hey, if you’re going to identify with an animal, can’t really go past a tiger! Thanks mate, glad you like.. Just saw your bmail and had a look at your achievements.. such awesome news! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • berndt2
    berndt2over 2 years ago

    fantastic detail and chilling eye-contact!

  • Thank you very much, my friend!!

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  • Phil Thomson IPA
    Phil Thomson IPAover 2 years ago

    A fantastic, very emotional portrait, Andrew!!!

  • Much appreciated, Phil! Thanks so much.

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  • Andrew Bradsworth
    Andrew Bradsworthover 2 years ago

    Lovely work Andrew

  • Thanks a lot, Andy :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 2 years ago

    Caught perfectly Parmi…magically processed as well… damn you’re good !

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  • Very much appreciated kind sir! Thanks so much :)

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  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseover 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture Andrew!!

  • Thank you so much!

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  • Michael A. Morrison
    Michael A. Mor...over 2 years ago

    and check out this for the amazing experiences of many of us RB artists, at the Head-On photo festival in Sydney…….:

    cheers Andy : )

  • Haha, you covered all bases! Good work mate, so glad I got to see the reviews and results of this one!!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Neil Messenger
    Neil Messengerover 2 years ago

    great image

  • Thanks very much, Neil!

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    deborah zaragozaover 2 years ago

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  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 2 years ago

    Amazing Andrew!! :)

  • Much appreciated, Keith! :)

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