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By AngelaD
Another taken at Six Flags, same tiger, Odin, different dive! 1/400th @f5.6 Not as sharp as I wanted, but it was very thick glass. Obviously, the meat was nearer to the glass!

Tags: Diving California Tiger Swimming White tiger Six flags vallejo Odin Pets and captive animals

Voters: stephenD, sarah kruger, AaronCollettPhotography and 146 more

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13 May 2006 3:40AM
WOW, very impressive. The focus on the meat is spot on. It almost feels like the piece of meat is the main focus and we are witnessing its last moments. Well done.
13 May 2006 3:41AM
Very cool photo. Just wondering did you add the meat?
vogelsang 17 36 Germany
13 May 2006 3:43AM
This series is spectacular. What a photo opportunity. I also Love the colour of the water.
CathyT 14 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
13 May 2006 3:49AM
This is great , very impressive .Like your previous upload too. Well done
alanDwest 16 40 England
13 May 2006 3:50AM
An absolutely stunning shot. Al
Skodster 14 902 Ireland
13 May 2006 3:56AM
That's amazing! I previously worried about sharks and jellyfish but now you have just forced me to amend my list! - Thanks a bunch!
Dennie 16 260 United Kingdom
13 May 2006 3:58AM
Another excellent tiger under the water shot. The expression of the tiger is priceless. Glad thats not my leg.
These Tiger shots are brilliant. Denise x
KarenFB Plus
14 5.5k 179 England
13 May 2006 3:59AM
Its a fantastic image!
AngelaD 15 2.9k Wales
13 May 2006 4:06AM
Many thanks, as with Thursday's shot, I really had to be quick - it only took a matter of seconds, after they threw in the meat, for the tiger to dive and retrieve it. I have several other shots from when he retrieves, eats and then pushes against the glass to resurface. Wonderful animals - but there is a sign near to the tank that warns people they might get sprayed - and not by water - typical tomcats!
Toppix 16 56 1 England
13 May 2006 4:07AM
Another excellent shot of this rare spectacle.
SteveCharles 18 2.3k 18 England
13 May 2006 4:37AM
Another amazing shot. The single-mindedness on the face of the tiger is incredible. I didn't even know they could swim...

MickH 15 1 1 United Kingdom
13 May 2006 4:38AM
Nice one, well captured.
13 May 2006 5:09AM
amazing shot and capture
Briwooly 15 454 6 England
13 May 2006 5:30AM
Wow amazing shot brilliant
13 May 2006 6:06AM
You should upload the other snaps too, I would be interested to see them. Mike
13 May 2006 6:26AM
WOW! Very well captured. So intent - such a large cat for such a small morsel. As for the thick glass - thank God! hehe
CaroleA 14 5 3 England
13 May 2006 6:42AM
At the risk of being repetitive - wow! The most attention-grabbing photo I've seen for a while (I missed your first one but after I saw this I went and had a luck. Wow again!.
jan 1 16 12 Netherlands
13 May 2006 6:45AM
Great shot. Never knew they dive for meat. Superb.
TheLizard 14 15 United Kingdom
13 May 2006 6:46AM
These last few shots of yours have been brilliant.I bet it was amazing to see him.

13 May 2006 7:20AM
Second RC coming up lol.
Stunning once more, and different enough from the previous one. Congrats
13 May 2006 7:33AM
WOW,Great shot brilliant That's an amazing photo....
AnthonyM 15 428 2 United States
13 May 2006 7:37AM
Ditto... all I can think to say is "WOW".
Even more impressive than your first shot.
AngelaD 15 2.9k Wales
13 May 2006 7:40AM
Many thanks once again! My second RC, now I know why they cry at the Oscars Wink When we first got to watch the 'show', the tigers weren't too keen on performing - can't blame them really. I sort of lingered around a bit and waited for most people to vanish, got a better position near the front of the tank and, apart from a few bad reflections, think I was pretty lucky - right place, right time so to speak. I have to say, these are my favourite pictures to date and far surpassed my expectations, thank you all.
Cowbags 16 436 England
13 May 2006 7:43AM
Great photo. He looks quite evil though - wouldn't want to meet him down a dark alley!!!!
ericfaragh 17 149 5 United Kingdom
13 May 2006 7:56AM
Another marvellous capture, such a striking image. Well done.
dontforgetme 16 1.7k 7 United Kingdom
13 May 2006 8:09AM
This is awesome.
Only one niggle though... it would obviously have been a lot better had it been a fox. Smile

JohnoP 15 2
13 May 2006 9:41AM
Such expression on the face - John
mohikan22 Plus
16 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
13 May 2006 10:26AM
YIKES!!! well done nicely timed Grin

kaybee 16 7.5k 26 Scotland
13 May 2006 10:51AM
Now that IS scarry
crash39 15 24 England
13 May 2006 11:39AM
WOW!! This is something else.

DaveU 14 1.4k 125 England
13 May 2006 12:18PM
Another stunner. Dave.
Bernice010 14 9 England
13 May 2006 12:30PM
Wow look at those teeth! Brilliant photo. Very well captured.
hayleyk 15 56 England
13 May 2006 2:56PM
Excellent capture and expression.
Benji 14 24
13 May 2006 10:50PM
AlanBW 14 20 England
14 May 2006 12:07AM
deegee 15 181 United Kingdom
14 May 2006 1:24AM
Snarlingly good Smile
sooty 36 16 14 United Kingdom
14 May 2006 3:26AM
Great capture.
The look of determination. Brilliant!
ValSaxby 15 146 United Kingdom
14 May 2006 6:41AM
A wonderful capture.
starstriders 16 1.6k United Kingdom
14 May 2006 8:00AM
That's unreal...I've NEVER seen a shot like this before. What a refreshing change! Smile
fossilized 16 79 United Kingdom
14 May 2006 8:02AM
Wow - that is some shot. Absolutely brilliant.
Clarence 15 136 United Kingdom
14 May 2006 11:25AM
What a an expression, I don't think I've ever seen a big cat shot remotely like this. Great shot!
TeresaH 15 1.1k United Kingdom
16 May 2006 5:35AM
What an amazing capture, never seen anything like this before.

damian 17 140 Netherlands
16 May 2006 5:46AM
Looks like some cruel sod has slapped a piece of meat on the outside of the glass - Hahahahaa

Edit - Imagine the expression a second later if that were the case!
shane 16 7 United Kingdom
16 May 2006 8:16AM

I am glad I have found this.

This is excellent

16 May 2006 8:56AM
I am in total awe of your 2 tiger shots...Angela!!!

Just Amazing, Truly!

Suzan Smile
Frank_Reid 14 227 1 United Kingdom
16 May 2006 9:13PM
wow wow wow cant say anymore...
SoupyD 14
16 May 2006 10:46PM
Truly awe inspiring!
paulcr Plus
16 1.5k 9 Ireland
17 May 2006 6:44AM
WOW! Thats just brilliant! PAul
19 May 2006 5:13PM
Another incredible photo. So unique.
abel 16 518 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2006 10:59PM
That's great - I went to the zoo the other day wishing I could get a 'different' tiger shot for once, and would love to capture something like this (and as well as you have). Abel
kinfatric 16 550 9 Scotland
10 Jun 2006 5:28AM
just an amazing shot!
narni 15 1 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2006 10:17AM
haha! What an expression!
Looks really different
plstsn 14 14
20 Jun 2006 2:00PM
Wonderful expression in a great picture.

jimthistle73 16 2.4k 1 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2006 1:11AM
Incredible! The chunk of meat acts as a harbinger.
PatrickSmith 15 1.2k 2 United States
23 Jun 2006 5:54PM
Yes, impressive!
Friendly 14 1 Wales
27 Jun 2006 10:44AM
This is one of those shots that makes the cost of your equopment wort every penny.
Congratulations Angela
Hazel 14 1 United States
30 Jun 2006 11:36AM
This is excellent - dramatic & powerful!
McKenzie 14 22 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2006 2:39PM
Oh Wow, This is so impressive! Lost for words ( doesn't happen often ...LOL )

CLICK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

paulcr Plus
16 1.5k 9 Ireland
6 Jul 2006 2:40PM
Angela, Saw this in Dig Cam mag. Very well done, knew it was a cracker! PAul
AngelaD 15 2.9k Wales
6 Jul 2006 9:26PM
Paul, Sshhh, not supposed to say.
Gavin 16 17
6 Jul 2006 11:29PM
Wow - an incredible image
whipspeed 16 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2006 8:18AM
I saw this in DC mag, well done. noticed that there were some comments that it was better than the winner.
AngelaD 15 2.9k Wales
7 Jul 2006 6:17PM
EDIT: When I answered Paul's comment, I thought he was making reference to my having put the photograph forward for the competition, as I didn't tell anyone because I didn't think it would get anywhere - personally I prefer the other white tiger diving one - so at that time I had no idea that it had come second. It was only Sarah's (whipspeed) comment that made me log onto the site to see what the results were - only expecting it to have been mauled (forgive the pun) by experts. So thank you everyone for clicking my picture and giving me the confidence to put it forward.
Julian 16 76 3 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2006 9:14PM
amazing capture
scott_c 15 84
7 Jul 2006 9:15PM
Well done again, fantastic photo.

Chriscj 14 96 1 England
7 Jul 2006 9:16PM
Excellent shot. Well done.

liparig 16 233 United States
7 Jul 2006 10:53PM
WOW WOW WOW this one is fantastic cant believe I missed it, this one well deserves that competition you won well done
jeanie Plus
16 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2006 11:05PM
Congrats indeed - a very worthy 2nd place - would have been a winner if I was judging!
AngelaD 15 2.9k Wales
8 Jul 2006 10:33AM
Thank you all.
Densek 15 France
8 Jul 2006 9:03PM
Exceptionnal scene, very impressive.
Goatsmilkuk 15 783
9 Jul 2006 8:50AM
Great shot, caught my eye in the mag looks great in print, it was far better than the winner in the mag, you should have come first with this one.

Bet your chuffed.


pennyspike 17 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2006 2:49PM
I've found this via the forum & curiosity about your award winning shot.
Amazing shot in what must have beein very difficult conditions. Shooting through glass, presumably with very limited lighting, you've pulled off a shot that would have eluded most of us and shown us a view of the tiger quite unlike others, (except your own of course)
AngelaD 15 2.9k Wales
9 Jul 2006 7:09PM
Many thanks Denis, Stu and Penny. The actual enclosure for the tigers had the pool at the front with 4, I think, windows to view. People sat on the floor in front of this, sloping down towards the tank, with a pergola type roof with plants growing on it, nice and shady on a hot day, but a devil for the picture. The biggest problem was the reflection off the glass, and the boy with the stripey t-shirt was a horror, didn't stay still for a second! It was such a hot day, and the white tiger was the most reluctant of all of them; so they just left him to his own devices for a while; I think once he saw the others paddling around and then diving, he sort of got a bit jealous. Best bit was when he got out - he soaked everyone!
tonyheps 17 6 1
9 Jul 2006 9:47PM
Nothing else to say - stunning!!
AngelaD 15 2.9k Wales
9 Jul 2006 10:02PM
Thank you Tony.
POOCHIE 14 21 6 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2006 2:36PM
Again stunning shot.

10 Jul 2006 10:03PM
marvelous capture Smile

AngelaD 15 2.9k Wales
10 Jul 2006 10:50PM
Thanks Pooch and Grant.
millaross 14 45
14 Jul 2006 9:42PM
crackin pic, congrats on ur DC mag runner up place. Ross
AngelaD 15 2.9k Wales
14 Jul 2006 9:50PM
Thanks very much Ross.
angelamary 15 6 England
21 Jul 2006 9:44AM
How amazing!!
bzbee 16 108 3 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2006 8:44AM
Wonderful capture
AngelaD 15 2.9k Wales
24 Jul 2006 8:17PM
Many thanks Angela and Linda.
Origami_Owl 17 786
26 Jul 2006 3:41PM
I've never seen anything like it! superb!

Have you tried black and white with this? a bit more contrast, might really work!

AngelaD 15 2.9k Wales
26 Jul 2006 7:50PM
Thanks Paul, might give that a go!
LauraVest 14 33 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2006 6:53PM
WOW is all I can say! I just looked at one of your others and thought that was amazing but this is just, well...WOW!
AngelaD 15 2.9k Wales
27 Jul 2006 6:58PM
Thanks Laura
ruralscotland 16 1.3k
3 Aug 2006 8:05PM
OMG!! Truly amazing shot
AngelaD 15 2.9k Wales
7 Aug 2006 11:31PM
Thanks Alan
piccy 14 8 Wales
17 Aug 2006 1:23PM
These tiger shots are really stunning and I think you should have had first prize. Well done.
AngelaD 15 2.9k Wales
20 Aug 2006 2:46PM
many thanks
cat_mc 14 17 Australia
29 Oct 2006 12:35PM
never seen anything like this absouletly superb.. love the expression the colours wish the meat wasn't there but FANTASTIC
Elwin 14 2
29 Oct 2006 9:45PM
Simply Stunning!
He looks like he has come up from the depths of Hell!
29 Oct 2006 9:55PM
OH MY GOD!!!!!! this is just amazing! I have just stumbled across ur p/f by way of a picture of yours in the side panel when I was on someone else's work ...... I went from that to take a peek at the rest of ur work ...... soooooooo glad I did! to say stunning is an understatment .... such beauty ... and Tigers are my fav big cat too ... I am off to look through the rest of your p/f ... and put you on my favs list! Click*
carriebugg 16 65 England
10 Nov 2006 6:08PM
Wow this is something you don't see every day - brilliant!
AngelaD 15 2.9k Wales
11 Nov 2006 7:57PM
Thanks again everyone - I wondered why people where still commenting, I realise now that Karen has pointed it out!
gilda 14
13 Nov 2006 12:34PM
fantastic image!
AngelaD 15 2.9k Wales
19 Nov 2006 9:50PM
Thankyou Gilda.
26 Dec 2006 10:09AM
What a wonderful capture.

AngelaD 15 2.9k Wales
6 Jan 2007 6:28PM
Many thanks David
magnus 16 661 5 United Arab Emirates
15 May 2007 5:33AM
Saw this in DC mag
Superb shot
AngelaD 15 2.9k Wales
5 Jun 2007 12:34PM
Thanks Magnus, and for your recent help too.
Damiano 14 Poland
17 Aug 2007 10:38AM
Amazing shot. It looks like a dragon! Smile
AngelaD 15 2.9k Wales
19 Aug 2007 11:13AM
Thankyou Damiano.

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