saboytjie
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close encounter

was real close to this tiger! he was very unpredictable, one minute playful the next a snarl....

was real close to this tiger! he was very unpredictable, one minute playful the next a snarl....
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44 Comments | Report
astewart
 
astewart April 05, 2016
This is just an awesome picture! I'm glad he didn't eat you! :)
saboytjie
 
saboytjie April 05, 2016
the closer the better...like cappa....if you don't get the action your not close enough!
KatherineYako
 
KatherineYako April 09, 2016
;o Aren't you afraid of these wild animals? Aren't they dangerous?
saboytjie
saboytjie June 04, 2016
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saboytjie
saboytjie June 07, 2016
ja they are, but they pick up your fear.... i was taking photos of heyenas, and everytime i bent down, they came for me, so i stand up...they then backed of....it went on like that for 10mins or so, until i backed of....you need to read the situation, or the animals state of mind....if the tail flicks, stay away!
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman June 08, 2016
Really love this .....Was trying to award the genius tab ...button got stuck.... Anyway I say Genius....
Jillybean56
 
Jillybean56 June 27, 2016
Amazing shot, congrats!
greglinck
 
greglinck June 27, 2016
Excilent shot.
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots June 27, 2016
Awesome capture! Congrats.
kish_1971 PRO+
 
kish_1971 July 02, 2016
Just wow! My adrenaline is pumping just viewing this shot! Excellent photo and amazing gallery!
saboytjie
 
saboytjie July 05, 2016
thanx all for the kind words!
CURUTCHET
 
CURUTCHET August 25, 2016
tiger in Africa how come?
saboytjie
saboytjie September 14, 2016
they are rescued animals....they actauly thrive here!
sigridbh
 
sigridbh September 13, 2016
How close can you get?! Amazing picture, scary too!
saboytjie
saboytjie September 14, 2016
very close!!!
jimhelmick
 
jimhelmick September 13, 2016
Fantastic shot - he really looks pissed!
tskwelin
 
tskwelin September 14, 2016
amazing...just amazing...
saboytjie
saboytjie September 14, 2016
thanx!
debbietegtmeier
 
debbietegtmeier September 27, 2016
You must have nerves of steel! Had that cat snarled at me, I would have dropped my camera and peed my pants! Absolutely amazing photo you got here!!
saboytjie
saboytjie September 30, 2016
I was born in Africa! haha, thank you!
dandoano
 
dandoano October 23, 2016
Excellent Capture :)
maksimsamoilenko
 
maksimsamoilenko October 24, 2016
Wow!!
DebbieKMiller81 PRO+
 
DebbieKMiller81 November 04, 2016
Too close for comfort on this one? Still a wild animal and always unpredictable.
saboytjie
saboytjie November 08, 2016
ja was close! and i agree 100%
Millar_Images PRO+
 
Millar_Images December 13, 2016
You would have to grow up around these animals to know when and how to get close to them enough to get this kind of photo WOW!
jzmora
 
jzmora December 14, 2016
wow amazing
rogerwauters
 
rogerwauters December 14, 2016
So...you survived :)
SusanBurroughs PRO+
 
SusanBurroughs December 14, 2016
I sure hope you had a long lens!!
saboytjie
saboytjie December 20, 2016
17-40L wide and close!
rturnbow PRO+
 
rturnbow December 20, 2016
Amazing, well done!
Pamelabole PRO+
 
Pamelabole March 10, 2017
Wow!!!!, I'd love to do that.....but not sure I have the nerves of steel for it! Amazing capture....thanks for sharing with all of us meeker photographers!!! ;P Lol!!! Congrats on your finalist award!! : )
saboytjie
saboytjie March 14, 2017
thank you Pamela, only seeing this today! (right place, right time!)
ersu
 
ersu March 23, 2017
were you in a cage or some sort of protection, the only way I'd take this photo is with a telescope lol. Fantastic photo
saboytjie
saboytjie March 24, 2017
no....17-40mm l lens, hand thru a fence....and thank you!
NightHope
 
NightHope March 24, 2017
I'm kind of laughing at some of these comments.. it's just a tiger. They don't attack unless provoked, otherwise they're really peaceful just like any other animal lol. Great shot by the way! Definitely beautiful.. ?
BrianBasson
 
BrianBasson May 02, 2017
Very good capture. where was it taken?
saboytjie
saboytjie May 03, 2017
Wildschutsberg, Eastern cape RSA
richardhowell
 
richardhowell June 07, 2017
Scary ????
acchiappasogni
 
acchiappasogni August 19, 2017
Wow! Beautiful shot! Where u were?
MikeMettsPhotography
 
MikeMettsPhotography October 13, 2017
Incredible shot!
HBPhotoTx
 
HBPhotoTx December 25, 2017
Wow!
fabs
 
fabs February 09, 2018
Wow breathtaking capture
Corabelle PRO
 
Corabelle February 10, 2018
Wow!!
gloeber
 
gloeber February 28, 2018
Amazing! Oh to be in front of this guy! I would of been terrified! Beautiful photo
mirandawilder
 
mirandawilder February 28, 2018
So cool, I hope to experience something like this one day!
Ideameus
 
Ideameus March 17, 2018
Yikes!
dewood62
 
dewood62 March 29, 2018
Seriously. ....how close were you????
Cheetahstrike
 
Cheetahstrike April 07, 2018
Amazing image. Oh how I miss ZA.
Paul39 Premium
 
Paul39 April 27, 2018
Wonderful shot. Nasty kitty.
babasmom
 
babasmom May 26, 2018
Whoa
jessedeforest
 
jessedeforest July 04, 2018
Amazing
tanialake
 
tanialake August 06, 2018
Oooft! Now that is superb but scary. Tell me he was behind glass?
Hud1ai2 PRO+
 
Hud1ai2 October 26, 2018
Last shot before dead :)) Nice one!
imaculatemosha PRO+
 
This was a risk worh taking
saboytjie
 
saboytjie Sep 30
Thank you all for this awesome replies! Im humble! really appreciate this!