I’ve been following Italian photographer Michel Giaccaglia’s incredible posts on Facebook as he traveled recently on a workshop to India with Luca Bracali. He was kind enough to give me permission to share his Â beautiful work here. The group was extremely lucky to not only find wild tigers, but with their cubs as well.
According toÂ Panthera, an international organization dedicated to conservation of 38 species of wild cats, as recently as 100 years ago, there were as many as 100,000 wild tigers living in Asia. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) estimates the current global tiger population at just 3,890, with India home to about 70 percent of them. The good news is that after a century of decline, global tiger populations began to increase last year. WWF reports that its goal is to double wild tiger numbers by 2022 and that for the first time, all 13 countries with wild tigers are united in support for conservation.
See more of Michel’s beautiful wildlife images on his National Geographic page:Â http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/profile/53090/
and on Instagram:Â https://www.instagram.com/michel.giaccaglia/
Thanks for sharing Michel!