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Raccoon Balancing Act by jridley1

magicalnaturetour:

King of the Kalahari Desert by Ania Photography ✿ on Flickr 🙂

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This is the remarkable moment when a tiger bowed its head and placed a paw up to the hand of a small girl.

Photographer Dyrk Daniels noticed the 370lb Golden Bengal Tiger had taken an interest in the child, who was leaning against his glass enclosure.

As the tiger, called Taj, headed over to her, Mr Daniels got his camera ready, expecting him to snarl and bang against the glass.

‘I noticed that Taj had taken an interest in the girl and was heading towards her.

‘I thought for certain that the little girl would need therapy after the encounter and fear cats for the rest of her life.

‘I could not believe my eyes when Taj approached the girl, bowed his head and then placed his huge right paw exactly in front of where the little girl’s left hand was.

‘It was incredible to watch. Taj let down his right paw, rubbed his cheek against the glass where the little girl’s face was and moved off.’

Far from being scared, the little girl was so excited that she started clapping as she walked back afterwards towards her mother. 

‘I have never seen such tenderness from such a large predator,’ Mr Daniels said.

creepicrawlies:

by tarmalfoy

magicalnaturetour:

Kerstin M Photographer 🙂

mothernaturenetwork:

Wearing a chain mail suit, Italian diver Cristina Zenato holds a 10-foot shark in her hands on Oct. 18 in the tropical waters of the Caribbean.
 
She is able to handle the sharks by rubbing hundreds of jelly-filled pores around the animal’s nose and mouth, an action that brings on a natural paralysis that can last for up to 15 minutes. In that amount of time, Zenato, who has been doing this work for 15 years, is able to tend to injured sharks, remove parasites and teach other divers.

magicalnaturetour:

Hi There! ~ Photographer Luiza Gelts 🙂