Big cats like to take baths

Big cats like to take baths

Taken in 2006 with my first DSLR, the Canon EOS 350D, this photo appeared on the front page of Manila Standard Today. I was an opinion columnist at the time and opinion columns don’t have space for photos so I sent in the bathing tiger photo for consideration for the front page instead.

It was my first photo to be published on print. It would be followed by a lot of others, mostly as part of feature articles and, years later, in my own food column.

But, as they say, there’s a special kind of nostalgia attached to the “first”. So, this tiger photo will always be special.

  • Mark

    Tiger’s are the only Big Cat’s that will deliberately swim. Great pic Ms Connie.

  • emyM

    I’m just curious.Where was this photo taken? Pwede sa National Geographic…love it.

    • http://casaveneracion.com/ Connie

      Thanks, Mark and EmyM. :)

      Lions, leopards and cougars don’t, Mark? Wow, I didn’t know that…

      EmyM, at the Zoobic Safari.

      • Mark

        That’s right Ms Connie, from the humble domesticated house cat to the ” King of the Jungle” , all hate water in all its forms.

  • http://bottledbrain.com Lance

    The tiger is clearly enjoying himself. It must’ve been a very hot day.

  • http://casaveneracion.com/ Connie

    Warm and humid. It was a June day, I remember. We were sweating buckets.