This week’s challenge calls for something vivid, and I can think of few things better than this Bengal tiger at Paradise Village in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. The three or tour tigers there tended to lounge in the distant shade, ignoring any passersby. One afternoon, however, I happened to catch this one cooling off in the waterfall in its enclosure. It was only for a few seconds, but the sight was something to behold. Large version available here.
Imagine that you’re wandering around San Francisco. You’re surrounded by buildings and aren’t sure where you’re going. You happen to glance at *just* the right angle…and there’s a tiger on the side of the building! Talk about your urban jungle.
This six-story tiger and its skeleton was done by an artist named Nychos. If you want to check it out, it sits above a parking lot on Geary, between Jones and Taylor.