Foto Friday – Tibor Jager’s wild babies
It is a well-known fact that the Internet is made of cats and this little critter is Israel’s newest contribution to the never-ending online feline cute-fest. Renana is a Sand Cat, born last month at the Zoological Center Tel Aviv-Ramat Gan (also known as the Safari) and she is a miracle baby because Sand Cats have become in extinct in this region.
According to the Zooborns website, “This is Safari Zoo’s first successful Sand Cat birth and it is hoped this kitten will join Israel’s Sand Cat Breeding Program in order to help reintroduce the species into the wild.”
Sand-kitty Renana and her mother Rotem were photographed by Tibor Jager, as part of an ongoing photographic series about baby wild animals and their mothers.
A graduate of the New York Institute of Photography and winner of national and international photography contests, whose photos have been published in Israel and abroad, Jager’s images capture moments of communication that transcend language and species.
The expression of sheer bliss on an infant chimp’s face…
The she-wolf patiently nursing her hungry cubs…
A young Oryx seeking reassurance…
As a lover of both animals and photography, Jager says that above all, he loves to combine his two passions. “In my photographs, I try to capture unique moments that reveal the soul of the subject, wishing to convey to the viewer the love, respect, and responsibility for the surrounding environment, hoping that this will contribute to a better world.”
Jager’s photos also illustrate a charming children’s book, More Than All The Rest, My Mother Loves Me The Best by author Sagit Horowitz.
More fascinating and moving pictures of baby animals and their mothers, as well as other works, may be found on Jager’s website.