Seigfried & Roy are perhaps one of the most famous magicians of our time. They are surrounded by magic and controversy, especially after the tiger attack onstage when Roy almost lost his life. Despite the near-death experience, the duo still breeds and owns wild cats at the MGM Secret Garden. In the quiet and tender moment of feeding, a girl watches. When I see this, I wonder if captivity helps the future of these animals. Will it make her protect them as she gets older?
The man feeding the baby tiger is a nice moment with lovely light — but the young girl watching through the window really makes the frame for me. Her gaze is so tender, so quiet. I feel like this made her day, and I also wonder if she will be inspired to protect and help animals in the future...
David Y. Lee
Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot