Tiger Tiger by jamibann

Tiger Tiger

TIGER, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

William Blake

Back from our Rajasthan cycling holiday now, I am beginning to sort through my many photographs. This was the absolute highlight of the week for me. We visited Ranthambore National Park on Wednesday morning, and just as we were driving out of the park thinking all the tigers were still in bed, we had the immense good fortune of seeing this guy amble in front of our safari vehicle. He was magnificent. I was shaking with emotion and excitement when I was taking the pictures. It was no easy feat as there was another safari vehicle in front and I was right at the very back of ours - having to lean out over the side, with my husband holding on to me to make sure I didn't fall out! I even managed to damage my ribs in so doing. I'm still suffering, but it was well worth it!
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Wonderful capture.
November 14th, 2016  
super shot. love the stance and tones. fav
November 14th, 2016  
Wonderful!
November 14th, 2016  
Fantastic capture!
November 14th, 2016  
Superb shot. What a wonderful adventure.
November 14th, 2016  
Amazing clarity and so well focused. Brilliant shot and well worth the pain!
November 14th, 2016  
Gorgeous!! Fav!
November 14th, 2016  
Just no jumping out!!! LOL. This poem by Blake was part of my exit exam for my Master's degree, and I cannot even think of it without Blake's masterful drawings. Have you seen them? Lovely catch and rest up! Miss you!
November 14th, 2016  
Absolutely stunning :) fav
November 14th, 2016  
Absolutely beautiful!
November 14th, 2016  
Absolutely incredible capture of this gorgeous beast.
November 14th, 2016  
Wonderful fav
November 14th, 2016  
Such great focus. And colours
November 14th, 2016  
So gorgeous! What an experience!
November 14th, 2016  
great shot..fav
November 15th, 2016  
A magnificent beast.
November 15th, 2016  
Great capture!
November 15th, 2016  
@darylo I haven't seen his drawings, no! I must check that out Daryl! Thanks.
November 15th, 2016  
@jamibann He printed his poems as etchings (in color). Quite fascinating. This link shows you some of the pages of the poem collections. You have to scroll down the page until you hit Blake. I saw the originals, but can't remember in what museum or in what country! http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/2011_11_20_archive.html?m=1
November 15th, 2016  
Oh my gosh -- that was quite an effort, but so paid off!! Hope the pain is now gone. This is fabulous to have seen in person! And your details, wow! Fav.
November 15th, 2016  
Holy moly, cool!!!
November 15th, 2016  
Incredible!
November 15th, 2016  
Wonderful shot Instant FAV!
November 15th, 2016  
What an AMAZING picture of this gorgeous cat!!!! His coat looks so lush and soft. The grass frames him perfectly. Way t'go, risking life and limb to get this photo!!
November 16th, 2016  
Wow! Amazing capture! Fav for sure! :-)
November 16th, 2016  
Nothing short of a SENSATIONAL moment, Issi!!! THANK YOU for accepting the injury to bring us this photo of **A TIGER IN THE WILD**!! Imagine!!! I don't believe this happens often!
November 16th, 2016  
@darylo Thank you so much for sharing that link Daryl. How interesting. I never knew.
November 17th, 2016  
@Weezilou Thank you Louise!
November 17th, 2016  
I can feel your excitement while reading your words Issi, it's a fabulous image. In looking at your amazing shots, you must have had a grand time! :)
November 17th, 2016  
Having just caught sight of your Taj photo I have been scrolling back over your Indian pictures. Amazing! What an experience. What a beautiful creature you have seen here, who could endanger such wonderful animals? fav
November 18th, 2016  
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