T.I.G.E.R.S. – FIERCE BEAUTY Photography Book Gets October Release

It's another beautiful day at  T.I.G.E.R.S. Preserve and Preservation Station in Myrtle Beach!  You already know “Doc” Antle from his appearances on “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno, Good Morning America, “The Today Show”, Animal Planet, National Geographic, and as spokesperson for CNN’s programs on big cats. The conservation world knows him for his groundbreaking work as advocate and
wildlife conservationist. This just out this week: Antle's new book, Fierce Beauty gets October release.  


Fierce Beauty is a vibrant photographic celebration of the beauty, power, and grace of the tigers, leopards, lions, ocelots, and other wild cats that inhabit the Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (TIGERS). This wildlife preserve in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is home to more than one hundred rare animals, from ligers (a hybrid cross between a male lion and a tigress) that stretch nearly twelve feet long to cheetahs capable of running seventy miles per hour.


The intimate photographs in Fierce Beauty showcase these spectacular creatures in a natural setting, revealing their vibrant form and striking personalities and highlighting their significance in the world and the importance of protecting them. The more than three hundred images in Fierce Beauty, which artfully capture playful, tender, and imposing moments with wild cats, are accompanied by essays by such animal-rights luminaries as zoologist and TV personality Jim Fowler and Dakota Zoo director Terry Lincoln, among others, and a foreword by renowned actor and activist Robert Duvall. Discover what makes these animals unique cohabitants of mankind with dozens of exclusive never-before-seen portraits from preeminent nature photographers Tim Flach and Barry Bland.

Fierce Beauty is a treat for wildlife enthusiasts, cat lovers, and photography buffs of all stripes. Proceeds from the book help fund the preservation efforts of the Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (TIGERS).

Bhagavan Antle is the director of the TIGERS wildlife preserve in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and the founder of the Rare Species Fund, which supports animal conservation projects around the world.

Robert Duvall is an American actor and director, starring in some of the most acclaimed and popular films and TV shows of all time. He and his wife, Luciana Pedraza, are active supporters of Pro Mujer, a nonprofit charity organization dedicated to helping Latin America's poorest women, and of efforts to preserve endangered species, particularly tigers.

Intended to stir emotions and raise awareness of the challenges to wildlife preservation, check out Fierce Beauty.

For more information on Dr. Antle, T.I.G.E.R.S. Preserve, Preservation Station, and the Feline Conservation Federation, please visit myrtlebeachsafari.com


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