A few weeks ago I arrived in Dubai late at at night and found myself at dawn the next morning on a beach next to the Burj Al Arab with six fully grown Tigers. They belong to Sheikha Latifa, the sister of Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and we were there to photograph them for a front cover of Architectural Digest which will come out early next year. It was quite a surreal experience being on a beach at dawn with six of these beautiful animals and as I took this shot I could not help but wonder where the other four were. The tigers were raised in captivity and are 'tame' but in your heart you always know that you can never quite tame a wild animal. It was an extraordinary experience being so close them and interacting with them after they had finished their morning fun and games which seem to consist of hunting one and other and then a nice leisurely swim and a stroll down the beach. We shot with an amazing team who care full time for the animals and I also managed to get some shots of some of the Sheikha's collection of horses and birds of prey that I hope will be published in the feature. All it all it was a great shoot and my thanks go out the Sheikha Latifa and her team for all of their help in making this happen.