In the vast forest, I was searching for the Amur Tigers. I found the large footprints in some mud where the leaves had not fallen. So I decided to set up my camera trap there. Two weeks later I had a picture of a female tiger.
The habitat of the Amur Tiger is very similar to the habitat in Japan. Japan and this area of Russia are only 500 kilometers apart and Amur Tiger lived on the Japanese Islands 20,000 years ago.
The sandy beach in the bay where I waited for 74 days from December to March to get a live picture of the tiger. The picture was published in British scientific journal“NATURE News”.
The half-century of Fukuda's photographic work was a prelude to the moment he was able to photograph the Amur Tiger here in the Lazovsky Nature Reserve in Russia, about 500 km from Hokkaido Japan.
Inside the hide, only going outside to collect water and to use the toilet.
I finally got a live picture after 50 days waiting and waited for another 24days to try and got a second picture but could not.
I was sick and very tired but had no regrets as I had been able to take the most important picture of my life.
My picture received the“Gerald Durrel Award”andalso the endangered species award at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 competition which is the largest and held at the Natural History Museum in London.
Natural History Museum in London
Introduction “It's also almost the best”