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Tiger Photo Gallery - select photographer in right column

JV urges all photographers, professional or amateur, to make their tiger pictures speak, to share their tiger experiences through pictures! A majestic species is slipping to extinction. He has formed Tiger Photo Gallery and he is inviting all photographers who have visited Tiger Canyons or any Tiger Sanctuary, for that matter, to submit 6 of your most interesting pictures to Tiger Photo Gallery. Tell us what effect the tiger had on you, the influence, the inspiration. Give us ideas on how, together, we can use our pictures to create pressure. We have the ability to communicate globally. We have websites, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, cell phones and email at our disposal, let's use them! Remember to caption your pictures and send them to info@jvbigcats.co.za


Sunette Fourie - select photographer in right column

I've always wanted to save animals and I've always wanted to take pictures... 4 Years ago, I decided to take a chance. I moved from Cape Town to Philippolis with high hopes of getting involved in the Tiger Project. It took another 16 months to meet JV. I convinced him it was time for a website and I was the one to do it. Since then, I eat, sleep and dream tigers...  s.f@vodamail.co.za

I knew Seatao was going to jump and I waited for him. I took only one shot...

Seatao drinking water - a golden tiger!!

Daddy Seatao

Sunda and Zaria play fighting

Tiger Boy and Shy Boy, minutes before they made their first kill, a mountain reedbuck.

Shadow, the most beautiful tiger at Tiger Canyons. Her golden coat looked stunning against the blue water.


Shine (5 months) in the late afternoon. She gave me one last look and then she fell asleep.

Another white cub

Julie's abandoned cubs (Zaria, Shunda, Shine) at 4 weeks.
3 Tiger cubs sitting in a row - I had about a second to take this picture!!

Julie is a film star (Living with Tigers). She knows how to pose...



Shadow's cub (2 weeks), born in the wild and raised by her. Shadow was not in the boma on this day and I had to search for the cubs. This was special, I have not seen them since.

Much later - they've grown up...


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Tiger Photo Gallery

37. Karl and Jeanne Laepple
36. Hilton Treves
35. Melissa Theil
34. Bernhard von Mühlenen
33. Patrick Drayton
32. Steve Wieczor
31. Karine Gay
30. Sanjay Pratap
29. Kate Groch
28. Johan Barnard
27. Bridgena Barnard
26. Susanne Baden
25. Paul Stephens
24. Patsy Flynn
23. Zelda Connock
22. Cassandra
21. Madeleine Smelt
20. Monique Smelt-Kranendijk
19. Dudley Steenkamp
18. Mary Beth & Bob Wheeler
17. Niladri Sarkar
16. Elsa Young
15. Ellen Joseph
14. Deborah Warrick
13. Siva Baskaran
12. Tao Varty
11. Sean Varty
10. Jade de Klerk
9. Dean Polley
8. Joachim Knoethig
7. Tiger Awareness
6. Thais Racy
5. John & Marietjie Read
4. Lorna Drew
3. Steve Smith
2. Tertia & Dennis Smit
1. Sunette Fourie