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Myrtle Beach Safari, South Carolina, is a tourist attraction that uses tigers in its shows.

Visitors pay for tours, photography packages and cub-petting opportunities. The owner (right) has an associated charity that claims to be working to improve wildlife policies, but he has also funded lobbying against legislation like the proposed Big Cat Public Safety Act.


Behind the lens

Steve Winter

Steve became a National Geographic photojournalist in 1991 and specialises in photographing big cats. He lectures on photography and conservation issues, selling out venues from the Sydney Opera House in Australia to the Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto, Canada. He won the grand prize for Wildlife Photographer of the Year in 2008.

Image details

  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • 24–105mm f4 lens
  • 1/200 sec at f19  •   ISO 400
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