The tiger is a powerful being and I think this image captures the two conflicting sides of their personality — they are beautiful yet viscously dangerous.
This young male walked down a fallen tree trunk towards my camera, and even though I was a safe distance from him my heart was still pounding. He is massive and would have no problem in killing anyone that steps in his way with one swipe of his razor-sharp claws. When I saw this image full-size for the first time it gave me goosebumps. What an incredible animal.
I feel very lucky to have witnessed such an incredible animal at such close proximity. The life of a photographer is lonely at times, but the visions of the worlds wildlife more than makeup for the bad times.