Cecil was wearing a collar when shot with bow and arrow by an American hunter. Cecil did not die immediately and it took a further two days to track him and kill him with a rifle. Cecil the lion was skinned and his head removed.
This is the remarkable moment when a tiger bowed its head and placed a paw up to the hand of a small girl. Photographer Dyrk Daniels noticed the Golden Bengal Tiger had taken an interest in the child, who was leaning against his glass enclosure.
Ian Nichols is a wildlife photographer who has worked with National Geographic Magazine. He specializes in great apes, but also has an accomplished eye for architectural photography, photojournalism, and documentary photography.