Taking Pictures Of Tigers For Stock Photos
The tiger’s name is Safari. He is beautiful. Not yet fully grown, he still weighs over 400 lbs. I had recently asked an animal trainer who I knew worked with him if she had worked with him lately. She answered that some people found the possibility of death exciting, but she didn’t.
Right now, I was lying on my back looking up at the tiger, and he was looking down at me. He casually reached out with a huge paw and tapped me on the side of my head, then turned his attention to a large chunk of raw meat that had been placed on the platform expressly to draw his attention away from me.
I had hired Safari for a stock photo shoot. Among the photographs I wanted to get was one of the tiger leaping at the viewer, which in this case was me. I was lying under a short platform with just my head and arms exposed. I was