02.03.2012 in22:07 in Nature, animals -->
These wildlife shots were captured under controlled conditions by a British photographer in Montana, the US. Jonathan Griffiths held his camera just inches away from tigers, bears and cougars to get the close-up photos
Jonathan Griffith born in 1980
Jonathan first started out on an old FM5 manual SLR and quickly realised that he had a passion for photographing people in some of the most beautiful landscapes- even if he hadn’t quite worked out how to fully work a manual camera! Having dedicated nearly all of his university holidays away in the French and Swiss alps he moved out to Chamonix after graduating to pursue a career in photography and has never looked back. He has been published in the major climbing and skiing magazines in both the US and the UK, as well as done commercial work for larger companies such as Patagonia, Black Diamond, Mountain Hardwear and Easyjet. He now works full time as a freelance photographer as well as running and setting up the Alpine Exposures company and site.