1995 Photo Contest, Science & Technology, 2nd prize

Michel Viard

Grands Reportages

01 January, 1994

A hunting trophy brought back from India in 1888 by Duke Philippe d'Orléans is being groomed for display at the Galerie de Zoologie. Seated on an elephant, the duke was preparing to shoot when the tigress attacked. Though the elephant bolted, she hung on to the basket on its back for 500m before letting go. The scene has been recreated at the museum.

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Michel Viard

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