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Shooting this Siberian Tiger was one of the best moments of our lives. We had two hours to photograph him while he was running free atop a snow covered mountai...
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Shooting this Siberian Tiger was one of the best moments of our lives. We had two hours to photograph him while he was running free atop a snow covered mountain. To be 4 feet away, eye to eye level with this magnificent cat was exhilarating, dangerous and awesome!!
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Contest Finalist in Winter Wildlife Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in ViewBug Photography Awards
Contest Finalist in Wildlife Portraits Photo Contest
Runner Up in Wildlife In The Snow Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Wildlife In The Snow Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in It Is Cold Outside Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Our Natural World Photo Contest
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Runner Up in Big Cats Photo Contest
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119 Comments | Report
AnnuO
 
AnnuO January 15, 2015
Nice close-up!
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Cobble-Art February 06, 2015
Thank you. I appreciate the comment.
Beauwulf
 
Beauwulf January 26, 2015
Can you say "Grumpy Cat" on steroids!
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Cobble-Art February 06, 2015
Exactly! I really appreciate you taking time comment.
JestePhotography PRO
 
JestePhotography February 03, 2015
Which one of you punks threw that!!
AWESOME capture!
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Cobble-Art February 06, 2015
Thanks! I was hoping he realized that I didn't throw it!
hotpixel
 
hotpixel February 06, 2015
Great pic... you don't see too many cat pics with snow covering their face !! Congrats on your award !!
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Cobble-Art February 06, 2015
Thank you so much! I really appreciate you taking time comment.
BensPhotography
 
BensPhotography February 07, 2015
Wow, thats a real killer image. Awsomeeee :D
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Cobble-Art March 20, 2015
Thanks!
Meelux
 
Meelux February 16, 2015
haha looks like he angry that snow got on his face :D superb capture, you have beautiful images. Looking forward to seeing more from you :)
Jillybean56
 
Jillybean56 March 18, 2015
Amazing photo. I'm not sure I'd want yo be only 4 feet away from that face though. He does not look happy!
hibbz
 
hibbz March 18, 2015
I see you visited Montana, great place
travismorhardt
 
travismorhardt March 19, 2015
What an awesome and exhilarating experience! Such a magnificent photo! Thanks for sharing.
Forfarlass PRO
 
Forfarlass March 19, 2015
Congratulations on your well deserved win.. Its a fantastic photo. And Yes he does look grumpy.
dareco PRO+
 
dareco March 19, 2015
Looking at this and also reading your note takes my breath away. I can only imagine how exciting this must have been for you. And a perfect shot!!!! Congrats on your win !!!
kellycoventry
 
kellycoventry March 19, 2015
Congratulations on your win! This is an outstanding photo and the expression is magnificent! Well done!
tinawiley PRO+
 
tinawiley March 20, 2015
Well deserved, that is an awesome shot
barryjchapman
 
barryjchapman March 20, 2015
Wonderful Picture - where exactly was this taken - I would love to go and try myself
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Cobble-Art March 20, 2015
Thanks! Barry, I would tell you but it's like a spy thing. You have to know a guy, who knows a guy and they have to have a helicopter with a secret location. It's one of those stories that's too magnificent!
robynlesley
 
robynlesley March 21, 2015
Congratulations. This is such an AWESOME photo!!
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Cobble-Art April 22, 2015
Thanks so much!
ChixPixPhotography PRO
 
ChixPixPhotography March 22, 2015
I'm scared just looking at this photo. Fabulous shot!
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Cobble-Art April 22, 2015
The weird thing - I was never scared. Just excited!!
ReneeBlake PRO+
 
ReneeBlake April 21, 2015
WOW !!
robynlesley
 
robynlesley April 22, 2015
Congratulations. This is a AWESOME shot. One angry cat!!!
mcphoto2bug PRO
 
mcphoto2bug April 22, 2015
How did you catch this shot! Wow Great
morg PRO
 
morg April 22, 2015
Great shot!!!
jorgepenedo
 
jorgepenedo April 23, 2015
Cool :)
Deepaliv9v
 
Deepaliv9v April 23, 2015
Just is a beautiful click!! Wow. So beautiful, so close to the natures most fearful and royal animal.
Bluejay45
 
Bluejay45 April 24, 2015
He doesn't look too happy - trust it was a long lens?
BrunoHeeb PRO
 
BrunoHeeb April 24, 2015
all-time favorite ,amazing shot
Got2CaptureTheMoment
 
Got2CaptureTheMoment April 24, 2015
What an awesome capture. He look Rather ticked off. I love how you got such a code up and the lighting/exposure with the snow looks fantastic
johncannon_9135
 
johncannon_9135 April 28, 2015
Love it. Looks like he was the looser in a snowball fight and isn't happy about it. Or he's the uncle and he just got hit be one of his nephew's.
brandonhill
 
brandonhill April 30, 2015
Don't you know that you should never get into a snowball fight with a large cat. Great picture. I love how even with all that snow, you got so much detail out of it. How large was your zoom...hahahaha
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 May 01, 2015
Awesome capture! Congrats on being a finalist!
mistygage
 
mistygage May 04, 2015
Man oh man does he look angry.
StephanieManuel
 
StephanieManuel May 17, 2015
Wow! Breath taking shot!
Wizzard PRO
 
Wizzard May 21, 2015
This is an awesome shot!! Congrats on your awards,well deserved!!
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life June 04, 2015
CONGRATS, my SWEET FRIEND :):) !!! WHOOOT! so PROUD of YOU!! ❤
sharlenescarboroughdodds PRO+
 
sharlenescarboroughdodds July 30, 2015
I take it we are not a fan of the snow
dennisrathbun PRO+
 
dennisrathbun August 05, 2015
He looks like a sore loser! Great shot.
andrew37ot PRO+
 
andrew37ot August 12, 2015
Best close up!!killer!!
reflectionsbyrenee
 
reflectionsbyrenee September 10, 2015
How unique a snow covered Tiger, awesome
Roussou
 
Roussou January 04, 2016
Excellent shot and all of the above comments
Cruiser48 Premium
 
Cruiser48 April 12, 2016
Did YOU throw that snowball??
catherinethompson PRO
 
catherinethompson May 28, 2016
Again this is outstanding.
mikegatt
 
mikegatt September 02, 2016
He doesn't look too pleased!
Wonderful close-up and great detail..
andyxvuylsteke
 
andyxvuylsteke September 18, 2016
Don't throw snowballs at Simba... Simba angry... haha, he looks so pissed. Awesome shot! So funny too :D
mlorenekimura PRO+
 
mlorenekimura September 19, 2016
Wow, this is incredible! He doesn't look real happy there but I sure am after seeing this. Way to go!!
karenbchris
 
karenbchris October 30, 2016
Don't throw snowballs at wildlife please. Not cool
Steve_Thomas
 
Steve_Thomas November 03, 2016
Just plain... WOW!
Harleyfan
 
Harleyfan November 21, 2016
That is one p*&#ed off cat! I can't get over how much I love this image! Just don't get tired of looking at it. This is, by far, a one-of-a-kind capture!
Harleyfan
 
Harleyfan November 21, 2016
Would love to have this on one of my walls!
karengeddes
 
karengeddes December 16, 2016
Very nice capture! I pity the one who threw the snowball!
theresavar
 
theresavar December 16, 2016
Incredible!!!!!!
lauramowrey
 
lauramowrey December 17, 2016
Wow, great shot....that looks like one angry cat!
jancartwright
 
jancartwright December 17, 2016
This is amazing - perfect framing and it's the quintessential cranky kitty! Albeit a BIG kitty. Nice work!
Alignm2 PRO
 
Alignm2 December 17, 2016
WOW!!!!!
KazHojt
 
KazHojt December 17, 2016
Absolutely awesome! What a wonderful memory for you!
Anlkoo
 
Anlkoo December 18, 2016
Amazing shot!
Kity4438
 
Kity4438 December 18, 2016
This is a wow photo, I love it ????
Bart_Sliwecki
 
Bart_Sliwecki December 19, 2016
Awsome! Fierce but funny!
loralynn
 
loralynn December 19, 2016
This is photographic magic! How awesome it must have been to be there in the presence of such powerful beauty; then to capture this moment! Wonderful!
danielledavismark PRO
 
danielledavismark December 19, 2016
Amazing!
SettingSky Premium
 
SettingSky December 26, 2016
Absolutely fabulous!
Eifeltiger PRO
 
Eifeltiger January 16, 2017
I'm a huge fan of tigers and one of my dreams is to travel to Amur region to see them live and photograph them. This is definitely the most impressing and amazing portrait of a Siberian Tiger I have ever seen. Congratulations for this great shot.
Pamelabole PRO+
 
Pamelabole March 21, 2017
Wow....that look....yikes!!! Magnificent capture!! Love it!!! Congrats on your Finalist win!!! : )
MaggieMays PRO+
 
MaggieMays March 21, 2017
How cool is this!!!
ConnieFresn PRO+
 
ConnieFresn March 23, 2017
I've come back to look at this photo several times...I love it. The stare and the look on his face is priceless! A wonderful capture.
uhunachdemwaldbrand PRO
 
uhunachdemwaldbrand March 24, 2017
chapeau !
Kelsa Premium
 
Kelsa March 24, 2017
Wow! ;)
kryssyjones
 
kryssyjones March 25, 2017
Angry kitty well done that's awesome
MValentin
 
MValentin March 26, 2017
No belly rubs for this kitty!
LAMONTEMA
 
LAMONTEMA April 11, 2017
Most Amazing angry pissed off big cat. To be able to capture this and lived to tell us all about is once in a life time. The mountain spirits were with you. Congratulations :-)
christinahawkins
 
christinahawkins May 04, 2017
this is such a fantastic shot! Looks like he wants to rip someones head off!!
JulienVIEL
 
JulienVIEL May 08, 2017
Congrats!Very nice shot!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots May 08, 2017
Amazing capture! Congrats.
barbarabrock PRO+
 
barbarabrock May 08, 2017
Shocking image!!! Totally awesome.
mistygage
 
mistygage May 08, 2017
He definitely doesn't look happy about all that snow.
rawphotopro
 
rawphotopro May 08, 2017
Holy Smokes! Awesome Shot!
Eddieuuu071 Premium
 
Eddieuuu071 May 08, 2017
Fabulous capture!
Deblgood10
 
Deblgood10 May 08, 2017
Love this photo You have managed to capture an angry look on this creatures face. He looks so upset with the situation he is in
joelbielstein
 
joelbielstein May 11, 2017
Looks like he is angry for being white washed by his fried.
Paulacook144 PRO
 
Paulacook144 May 11, 2017
Wow great shot.
joannahamilton
 
joannahamilton May 29, 2017
Wow incredible
joannahamilton
 
joannahamilton May 29, 2017
Know I'm cheeky but can I use as my screens aver on phone please...I'm mesmerised and have never seen such a terrifying expression on any animal like this one...can't stop looking x
Neckbone
 
Neckbone May 29, 2017
Looks like he not happy being cold. Great capture!
Footprint-fotografie
 
Footprint-fotografie May 29, 2017
Very good shot.
AbbyMathison PRO
 
AbbyMathison May 29, 2017
That is an AWESOME angry tiger! Cool shot!
rickhunter338
 
rickhunter338 May 29, 2017
WOW! Magnificent shot!
milanbarta
 
milanbarta May 30, 2017
Omg ????
kevinsutton
 
kevinsutton May 30, 2017
He does not look happy about this photo shoot. ????
Pclaesen
 
Pclaesen June 04, 2017
i think he lost a snowball fight!!! haha. very nice picture!!
Stacylouwho
 
Stacylouwho June 13, 2017
JUST WOW!!!
Wicko85
 
Wicko85 June 30, 2017
Wow, that tiger kind of looks a bit grumpy.
sayram
 
sayram September 02, 2017
Like.......
sayram
 
sayram September 02, 2017
very beautiful
rcmphotography
 
rcmphotography September 13, 2017
WoW, stunning photo - tha'ts one moody tiger...
BrunoHeeb PRO
 
BrunoHeeb October 08, 2017
absolutely amazing shot
Alfredo_Jose PRO+
 
Alfredo_Jose November 09, 2017
BOOOOM! Over the top!
guznickart PRO
 
guznickart November 11, 2017
hahhahahhhaahh wonderfull
evemitra
 
evemitra January 04, 2018
clearly lost a snowball fight
jacksonkismet Premium
 
jacksonkismet January 05, 2018
Look at those eyes! She looks pissed.
Awesome!
KatieMcKinneyPhotography
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography January 06, 2018
Beautiful!!! Congrats on all your awards, well deserved!
karen_rattray
 
karen_rattray January 10, 2018
Truly stunning!!
kurtskoglund PRO
 
kurtskoglund February 01, 2018
Your image is magnificent. He looks like he was about to make you his dinner.
Laser5
 
Laser5 February 03, 2018
Amazing capture! Wonderful.
shema
 
shema March 01, 2018
fierce! awesome shot
DivaPanther PRO
 
DivaPanther April 19, 2018
Fantastic shot. Well done!
Dancelightning
 
Dancelightning November 06, 2018
The most impressend portrait i had seen!!
daveseye PRO
 
daveseye December 11, 2018
Mean looking. Must have been one heck of a telephoto!
papillon518 PRO
 
papillon518 Jan 11
WOW!!! Love this!
andrevondeling
 
Amazing image!
klaasleguit PRO
 
klaasleguit Mar 07
Love this one, grumpy old man
CreativeArtView
 
Great one 👍🏻
LETSGOPHOTOSHOOT
 
awesome. thanks for sharing
kenwilkinson
 
kenwilkinson Apr 28
" So You Think This is Funny ?"
Brandibaby17
 
Brandibaby17 May 02
FANTASTIC!! ! WHAT A TREASURED MOMENT!! THERE ARE SO FEW SIBERIANS LEFT! i WOULD LOVE TO DO THAT!! THAT'S A LIFETIME MEMORY!! SO COOL. GREAT WORK
charmaineyoung_0705
 
Wow , that's something you don't see everyday well done.
briffajoe
 
briffajoe May 06
awesome
kymmcaulayellis
 
He absolutely does not look impressed...love it
jamesdebbie
 
jamesdebbie May 18
LOL !
OdinForce
 
OdinForce May 29
I used to see the same look from my dearly departed cat "Fizz." Thanks for the shot and GREAT work!
zclight
 
zclight Jun 13
what an amazing experience for you guys!
SuKai PRO+
 
SuKai Jul 10
That's one angry kitty. It looks like it's saying... Which one of you threw that snowball?? You're going to get it!

Great Shot!
dewood62
 
dewood62 Jul 18
OMGSH😱 That face looks like you just nailed him with a snowball and he wants revenge. AWESOME SHOT!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken during a trip taken over the Christmas holidays of 2014. Merry Christmas to us!
Time
This was early morning, high in the mountains after a fresh overnight snow.
Lighting
The lighting was perfect for shooting snow. Not bright sunny but a tad overcast.
Equipment
This shot was taken with a Canon 1DX and a Canon 800mm prime lens. A tripod and gimbal head are a must for this set up.
Inspiration
Shooting this Siberian Tiger was one of the best moments of our lives. We had two hours to photograph him while he was running free atop a snow covered mountain. To be 4 feet away, eye to eye level with this magnificent cat was exhilarating, dangerous and awesome!!
Editing
Very little. I'll layer the image several times, just to highlight different areas of the image. The eyes really need to pop.
In my camera bag
Canon 1DX body, 2 Canon 1Ds Mark III bodies, 800mm prime it's my go to for all wildlife shots.
Feedback
Patience, practice!! You have to shoot everyday. Doesn't matter what you shoot, just shoot something. Become so familiar with your camera that you can make setting adjustments without looking away from you subject. There will be times that you miss the shot because you looked away to change that setting.

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