By Aaron Chang
As part of my commission to capture nature for the Sharp Chula Vista hospital, and looking for pictures of mountain lions and bobcats, I spent a day last week shooting photos of exotic animals at the Lions, Tigers and Bears Rescue facility in Alpine.
I’ve traveled all over Africa, photographing wild animals, but on this day, I was truly surprised. The experience turned into one of the best photographic days I’ve had capturing photos of wild animals – ever!
The way the facility is laid out, I was able to get within inches within these exotic animals. When you’re this close (which isn’t really possible in the wild because you’d be their lunch!) their sheer size and power is overwhelming.
When a big cat bellows, the sound goes right through you, making the hair on the back of your neck stand up.
Check out my short narrated video about these beautiful, majestic creatures.