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April 19, 2012
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Apr 10, 2012, 1:05:09 PM
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Tiger Love by MizarII Tiger Love by MizarII
On our trip with my group documentary project for our university about the Tiger Temple I took this sweet photo of this monk with the tiger.

All the other tigers were chained of course and lying around.
It was their nap time so they are not dangerous to interact
with (minimal interaction like taking pictures for the visitors) as they have already ate and played with and are just being lazy like your house cat :D This tiger though was not chained and was merrily lying around with this monk. The tiger knows this monk since it was a cub so it is extremely friendly to him and allows him to do anything he wants. :love:
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You have taken probablly one of the best pictures of this place i have seen. And im wishing i was that monk. You really captured a great moment between friends. You have a great color balance and weight to the picture as well. I thought about how you could have gotten the whole tiger in the picture, but in this, its not about the animal, its more about the connection of spirit between them, and you have it. I like how the tiger is right in their with him taking it in the love. LOVE IT! Well done. i would blow this up myself and have it in my living room if i were you. It nice to see these deep connections. It reminds me that their are people out there that can relax and be in the moment when something unpredictable and powerful is in their space. Good stuff.
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Kimicat1 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
The tiger looks so happy. Great photo.
adpdl Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
One of the most terrific photos I've seen on DA yet. Thanks for sharing!
GratefulReflex Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is an incredible picture capturing what one might call a rare moment. I'm glad you snapped the image and shared it with everyone on DA.
Herculanum Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
This is so beautiful !!!!
Kutori Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Itīs incredible how the nature and the humanity can live togheter in peace. Everytime I see this kind of pictures, I think that a better world itīs possible!!

Really nice pic!!
daxusx Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
so cool!!
rhezM Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing photo, I really like the tone of it. everything seem to blend nicely from the color of the ground, the monk's robe, to the tiger's fur. simply a great capture, of a great moment.

if I may, my similar experience: [link]
HeWhoWalksWithTigers Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
If you do enough research you will realize that there is no love at this place. I bought into it too, but it's a hell for tigers. It breaks my heart.
MizarII Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes I have research about this place. In fact I was very skeptical about it in the first place and have organized a trip with my fellow students to interview and investigate the place for ourselves instead of believing either side of people's stories. I can assure you that this place really cares about the tigers :) The tigers have not come from the wild. When new cubs come in they are brought in from a much worse place and some would have been killed otherwise...I think that they are just following Buddhist idealism of allowing animals to stay at the temple which is very normal around here, except that they are keeping tigers...if you have anymore questions about this you are free to note me and I will answer all your questions :)
HeWhoWalksWithTigers Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I think you are well meaning, but you are lying to yourself. How much of the tiger temple did you get to see?


Everyone here in the conservation and animal community here in Thailand knows that not only is the tiger temple engaging in abuse, but it is also engaging in the illegal wildlife trade. Many travel agencies are removing this place from their itineraries after learning what goes on there.

I believed that they were doing good too, but I was wrong. I personally know someone that worked there and documented these accusations every step of the way. Please... if you love tigers, don't promote this place.
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