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.