By Kristiana Hall
These awe-inspiring shots of a tiger leaping in snow are enough to make your heart pound.
Photographed in the Czech Republic by German pizza maker Ina Schieferdecker, 46, the big cat belongs to an animal trainer who had allowed it to roam freely for the photoshoot.
And with the striking contrast between fur and snow, Ina’s images are breathtaking.
Luckily, while some of the images look terrifying Ina said the tiger had been living on the farm since birth and trained to star in documentaries and films so was not dangerous.
Ina said: “I photograph pets to earn some money for my travels, and my travels are geared towards observing and photographing animals.
“These are breathtaking, happy moments in my life, even if the tiger made my heart slip.
“It is breathtaking and beautiful to see the animals running freely without fences through the forest, the water or open fields.
“But there were times when he ran away, jumped on the blanket, or played on my car, where my heart was pounding!”