Dr. Bhagavan Antle has brought us these amazing, up-close-and-personal shots of Bengal Tigers. Dr. Antle serves as an animal trainer for T.I.G.E.R.S. (The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species), an organization he also founded.
The goal of the organization is to advocate for wildlife conservation and to provide the education necessary to make it happen. The white tiger is their main focus, since it's the most wildly endangered of the bunch. The portraiture series helps to highlight the nuances between each tiger. Not many people are offered the chance to stare directly into the eyes of these powerful creatures, which makes Antle's collection even more magical.
Speaking of his work, Antle says, "a stunningly beautiful animal like a tiger captures people's attention so they become more willing to learn about critical conservation issues. Tigers are an important living example of the environmental problems facing the world, which makes them the perfect wildlife ambassadors."