Michael J Vickers is a wildlife conservationist and photographer who has a particular passion for tigers and travels regularly to India to search and photograph them in their natural environment. Some of Michael's photographs have appeared in The BBC Wildlife Magazine and in literature produced by The Born Free Foundation, Care for the Wild International, The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation and The Environmental Investigation Agency. You will see above a small selection of Michael’s photographs taken at some of India's National Parks. (Place cursor over image for enlargement) The gallery portfolio contains only photographs taken of wild tigers and other animals' in their natural habitat and NOT in a captive environment.
Comments from Dr K Ullas Karanth, Ph.D. Senior Conservation Scientist, WCS India
'The images on your web site are stunning. It is heartening to know that they will be used to back up tiger conservation efforts on the ground. I hope the beauty of these tigers will make visitors to your web site reflect on why such a magnificent cat has lost 93% of its range in the last 200 years...but more importantly, I hope these pictures will also make them examine and support those conservation initiatives that are successfully recovering tigers in the face of great odds. Tigers are not a 'lost cause' by any means I believe.
On a more personal note, I saw the tiger 'Machali' several years ago at close quarters with my good friends Valmik Thapar, Fateh Singh Rathore and G V Reddy - she was a young tigress then. Fortunately, tigers like Machali belong to a resilient species. With a little help from us they will survive the 21st Century and beyond'.