Animals

A photographer has captured an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime image, where a leaping tiger looks exactly like Winnie-the-Pooh’s TIGGER.

So well timed was David Ogden’s shot of the giant feline leaping from a body of water that it looked as though the tiger was bouncing on its tail.

In this pose, the tiger appears to be defying all body mechanics, it’s thin tail holding up the tiger against all logic, just like the A.A. Milne creation.

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The shot was captured at the now-closed Tiger Temple, in Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand, in September 2014, David said.

Despite capturing the image so long ago, David, 45, only recently discovered the shot when he was searching through his old files.

After posting the image on his social media channels, Tigger comparisons soon began to appear from fans.

David, who is from Florida, USA, said: “I was giddy when I stumbled upon this image.

“Recently I was sorting through the entire collection of raw files from this location, and this single image stood out as light in the darkness.”

David oversees a group known as the “David Ogden Photographic Ministry,” which has gained more than one million followers on Facebook alone.

One this group, David pairs his stunning nature photography with matching Bible verses.

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The photographer’s travels to capture such images have taken him to the likes of Namibia, Zambia, Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Thailand and Israel.

Speaking of his Tigger image, David said: “People from the U.S. to the Middle East have reacted by commenting with ‘Amens.’

“This gorgeous tiger was shiny and his movements like lightning.

“He was well aware of my 400mm lens with each step. It felt at times as if he was posing for the camera.

“He would leap off a rock three or four meters into the air, look back at the camera, then swat at something before splashing in a small lake.

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“His tail strategically broke his fall when landing. Those giant paws moved so quickly they blurred when he swat.

“To witness it in person became spiritual quick and I realized this 350-pound orange animal moving this fast can not be a random accident.”