As my 500th submission to TE I present something that is not as it seems.
A resident of the Naples Zoo, this young male tiger appears to be growling and angry. However, he had just been fed, he found a great spot in the afternoon sun to rest, and this is the very end of a yawn.
Canon 70-200mm f2.8 zoom with 2x teleconverter.
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Noel_Byrne (7450) 2013-02-28 11:34
Very timely photo, and thanks for the note too. I would have sworn this was a very angry creature, not only the teeth, but the whole expression, and the eyes too. Really really nice capture, and many congratulations on post 500.
All the best
jadesgran (3297) 2013-02-28 11:58
Congrats on your 500th posting.
What a picture!
A very handsome animal and you have captured the`yawn` exquisitely.T.F.S./
dta (51510) 2013-02-28 12:11
Hello Gregory ,
Congratulations for your 500 posts on TE ! This is a a superb portrait , even frightening .
EstudioChispa (227) 2013-02-28 12:37
Brilliant! And thanks for disclosing the context -- you mastered a great trick!
sacavem (18578) 2013-02-28 14:27
Good snapshot and good lightening.Very nice colours and textures.
- Copyright: Gregory Wagner (fotoguy22) (4186)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-02-22
- Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon 1D MKII N, Canon 70-200mm/2.8, Compact Flash 4 GB
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-28 11:28