I resisted the obvious urge to title this post The Eye of the Tiger. But the power and intensity that that title may suggest is no less evident in this photo.

The tiger may not be an obvious candidate for the most resilient of animals sitting firmly at the top of its food chain, but their numbers are in decline and everything they face they do so alone.

They are beautiful animals. The contracted pupil, intense stare and powerful sense of threat demand respect.

In the wild you can’t afford to dwell on negativity for any length of time. Only the sharpest and most focused, positive, single minded attitudes prevail.

We cannot let such inspiring beauty disappear forever.