Photo by Carol A. Beber.
Runner up in the 2023 Tigers in America-Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries annual photo and video contest to celebrate International Tiger Day.
“The July day this photo was taken was a moderate one for summer in the Midwest. It’s taken years of visiting and volunteering regularly to get to the point that the animal residents mostly ignore me when I show up with my trusty Nikon. But in this particular moment, Top Cat made it clear: a TIGER had his eyes on me, and I had best not miss the tiger for the trees… and in that chance moment, he gifted me with a meeting of the eyes.”