Poring Over the Picture
It’s not necessary to go on safari to get great images of big cats, but it does help to have a great zoo nearby. I am pretty fortunate in that respect because I live near the National Zoo in Washington, DC, and I try to get there as often as possible. The key is to take a long lens to isolate the animals from their surroundings. Having a little patience in your camera bag doesn’t hurt either.
ISO 200 • 1/1000 sec. • f/4 • 280mm lens