British wildlife photographer, Chris Rodgers has been working internationally for more than 30 years. His previous photographic work includes commissions for Boots (the multinational pharmaceutical giant), American Express and English Premiership Rugby Union amongst others. Starting off as a wedding and social event photographer, he has experience in many different types of photographic work. After first visiting India in 1993, Chris has mainly specialised in photographing wildlife, particularly the wild tigers of Ranthambhore National Park in Rajasthan.
Chris Rodgers is conducting regular photographic tiger safaris in India, working in conjunction with expert local naturalists, drivers and specialists in tiger behaviour. By working with locals, support is being given to local communities, enabling them to benefit directly from the tours. When the local communities are benefiting directly from the tigers in the park, they are less likely to turn to activities that could put the tigers in more danger.
There is no doubt that the tiger is one of the most beautiful animals on the planet and unfortunately, one of the most endangered. Seeing a wild tiger in its natural habitat is a breathtaking experience and one that only a few of us will get to experience. Tigers are now only found in a small number of countries around the world and getting to see one without professional guidance is not an easy task. Whilst tigers can be found in countries like Thailand, the local habitat and behavior of the tigers makes them almost impossible to see and most photographs you see of wild tigers in Thailand are taken with remote cameras.