‘Shake it Tiger’ by Tim Flach.


Eyewitness: Retina photography festival, Edinburgh
Photographs from the Eyewitness series
A wet tiger shakes itself in a portrait from a collection by photographer Tim Flach on show at the Retina Scottish international photography festival.
via Eyewitness: Retina photography festival, Edinburgh | Art and design | The Guardian.

Black & White Pics of Big Cats by Zammit-Lucia.

Joe-Zammit-Lucia01Portraits of animals in solid black backgrounds that puts them in an elegant light and captures their unique traits and personality.
Zammit-Lucia applies the techniques of human portraiture to animals to explore issues related to animal individuality, human-animal relations, and environmental and species conservation.
Joe-Zammit-Lucia08via Faith is Torment | Art and Design Blog: Photos by Joe Zammit-Lucia.

A Dozy Leopard in Botswana.

The junior winner this year is Skye Meaker from South Africa for his picture of a dozy leopard in Botswana’s Mashatu Game Reserve.
The animal is well known and goes by the name of Mathoja, which in the Bantu language means “the one that walks with a limp”. The leopard broke a leg as a juvenile.
It survives but has to fight hard because unlike other big cats it cannot pull dead prey into the trees to eat it, says Skye. That means eating on the ground where hyenas are always trying to pinch a kill.
“We waited several hours to get this shot. I wanted Mathoja’s eyes to be open, and just for a couple of minutes that’s what happened. Mathoja looked straight at us.”
As well as his grand title, 16-year-old Skye wins the 15-17 Years Old category.
He has a big future, believes Kidman Cox: “I’ve had enough of leopards on a log; it’s a cliche.
But Skye has something different here. I think again it’s to do with the light; the dappled green in the background. And then there’s the expression on the leopard’s face.”
Source: Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Gazing monkeys image wins – BBC News

Big Cats and Hyenas fight to Survive.

Image Credit: Photograph by NingYu Pao
We arrived at one of the watering holes in Etosha National Park in the late evening.
Four Lions were devouring a large kudu that they killed.
A pack of hyenas appeared from the bush nearby attracted by the smell of blood and food for them.
What ensued was a fight for the dead kudu between four female lions and 16 hyenas.
Needless to say, in the end the hyenas won and got the prized kudu.
Source: I Am Angry Photo by NingYu Pao — National Geographic Your Shot