DescriptionTiger Tiger, Tiger, burning brightIn the forests of the night;Dappled light on furrowed brow,What careless loss hath man wrought now?In what distant fields or woodsHas your kind been gone for good!Oh lost hope is not our creed,We used our greed to do this deed!Stripes of onyx on amber strides,We raped your kind, you can not hide!And when thy heart lay still and dry,Perhaps by then we learn to cry!Bullets, traps, dogs, the like,Chased you deep into that dark night.At times you taunted from bamboo lairs,Places so tight a man not dare!Your kind is leaving,tis sad our loss!We beat our chests,death has no boss!Stars threw down their spears on youAnd water'd heaven with their tearsYou lay their, dying, filled with fear!Did he who made the Lamb make thee?Another day you shall not see.Tiger, Tiger, burning bright,In the forests, one last night:What immoral hand or eye,Took your fire and made you cry?Adapted and altered by Mundy Hackett, based upon the famous poem entitled 'The Tyger' by Sir William Blake!Save the tiger, save the planet, save those things which we wantonly destroy through our greed and incessant pursuit for domination of the natural world. The planet is a living organism, the tiger is but one example of the fire beating in it's heart, but with each tiger lost in the wild the fire burns a little less brightly. Don't let the fire go out, save the tiger, save the world!
Mundy Hackett, Lanexa, Virginia Member Since July 2007 Artist Statement I am a wildlife ecologist, and I have been serious about wildlife photography for 10+ years. I love to photograph all aspects of the natural world, but my favorite subjects are the felines (wild and domesticated). I have begun to branch out in my nature work, incorporating more involvement of the digital darkroom in creating the types of evocative scenes that sometines only the brush can capture. If you like my work I hope you will spend some time travelling through my diverse gallery offerings, and please by all means feel free to share my work with your family and friends. The more the merrier. I shoot with professional Nikon bodies and lenses and use Photoshop CS. If you would like to see something specific feel free to drop me a line, I love requests. Thank you for taking the time to view my work, it is my pleasure to share the natural wonders of our world with you all, and hopefully I can show it to you in a unique and artistic way that makes you feel closer to it and cherish it more with every passing day!