19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Natural frame for the King.

In the beautiful evening light, just before sunset, on the banks of Tadoba lake walked this mighty male, Balram. I waited for him to come in between those trees which creates a foreground frame for this majestic cat and also in my opinion, makes for an interesting composition. He is enormous, ferocious, handsome and majestic. After waiting for about an hour, I made this frame moments after he got up from his cooling session. This is a pre-visioned image. Since we already knew where the tiger was resting, we parked few yards away from it calculating his path when he gets up. I had visualized the image of him walking right pass us from behind these trees.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Tadoba, India
Camera: NIKON Z 6_2
Copyright: © Narayanan Iyer