2018 This is such a simple picture, but in reality, it was far from simple to capture. For a start, I am shooting out of a caged vehicle in temperatures of minus 30 degrees and the driver’s command of English was non-existent. I had an interpreter with me, but she only served to give collateral to the provenance of the expression “Chinese whispers” rather than give me the right angle of view. It was a testing morning for sure - but that’s why pictures as immersive and low level as this are rare - indeed the previous day we got nothing. I had to be lower than the tiger and that requires a huge amount of luck in terms of the tiger's movement patterns.
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Good Morning Siberia
Siberian and Bengal Tigers
2018 When we released this powerful image on social media, we were asked what sort of lens magnification was used. Many camera enthusiasts thought that given the dangerous subject matter, it must have been a 400m telephoto lens or more, but this sort of distance compression would have taken the power away from the portrait. This photograph was actually taken with a 105m lens and the benefits are immediately clear. We were that close. -David Yarrow