I Looove this picture! Love her eyes -so alert, her pose-looks like she's hyper aware of her surroundings to me, and just the overall clarity of the picture... I really just love your work, in general, to be honest. lol
I went to a wildlife sanctuary recently and these recused tigers had docked tails too and the workers there said that the previous owners (who were super abusive) docked their tails to "identify them" which is dumb. It was for sure docked though. Unless it's deformed, tigers will be born with tails
Wow, it actually IS Whirl! I've actually been working at Brookfield Zoo since 2010, and I've seen Whirl quite a few times when I had time to kill before and after work. I saw this pic and it reminded me of her, but I didn't think it actually was her! Turns out...It is! That is so cool, seeing her right here after having seen her with my own eyes. And yes, it is a sad story about what happened to her tail. But she was such a sweetheart, I loved her! Great job with the photo!