I've been spending a lot of time at the National Zoo lately for a personal project. Above are some pictures I took Sunday afternoon of one of the zoo's tigers. They are one of the most popular exhibits at the zoo and are a lot of fun to shoot because, if you are patient and prepared, you are rewarded with a shot like this...
I also couldn't help but think of the first stanza of William Blake's poem while shooting:
Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?