Maxin Lister – a favourite picture

Here’s a great picture by wildlife photographer Maxine Lister in my contributing photographer series. Max is passionate about wildlife and has travelled the world photographing and helping in animal sanctuaries to further the cause of endangered species. Check out this lovely picture below.. will take you through to Max’s website

World © Maxine Lister - All rights reserved

World © Maxine Lister – All rights reserved

Meet Blizzard, a white Bengal tiger that I was lucky enough to have in presence when I volunteered at Forest Animal Rescue for three months in late 2013.

Blizzard had been rescued by the organisation many years ago from a life as an exotic pet within the US, a situation that in some States is now illegal but unfortunately in many more States it is still completely legal to own an animal such as a tiger – which to us I am sure sounds crazy. Blizzard unfortunately had many health problems some due to him being a white tiger in the first place – this usually happens due to inbreeding and then also due to poor care when he was a pet.

The organisation care Blizzard fantastic care for many years but unfortunately he passed away a short time after I left Florida. I have fond memories of hanging around his enclosure trying to get him to eat his meat with his medication in it, or filling his pool with him bounding into it to cover me in freezing cold water or just to sit and watch this magnificent animal.

I love this photo mainly due to the fact you do really see up close and personal the inside of a tigers mouth and if you do then you are potentially in a lot of trouble! I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time and Blizzard was having a very long yawn.

Tech stuff:

Canon EOS 650D

F stop – f/5.6

Exp – 1/500 sec

ISO – 200

Lens – Sigma 120 – 400


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