The cat that's NOT afraid of the water: Meet the Siberian tiger who'll risk getting wet for food


Fangs out: The tiger pounced after a hunk of meat was thrown towards him

It's a fearsome sight - enough to send a shudder down the spine of even the most foolhardy photographer.

And this incredible photo of a 400lb Siberian tiger leaping out of a river shows the bigger beasts of the feline world are certainly not scaredy cats when it comes to food.

Finnish photographer Arno Enzerink captured the magnificent moment during a wildlife close-up workshop at a U.S. game reserve in Kalispell, Montana.

Terrifying: The Siberian tiger captured as he leaps out of the water

At first glance it seems as if the tiger is worried about the water or has had a nasty surprise from something lurking beneath.

Shake down: The tiger dries himself off after his exploits

But Arno admitted that in fact the giant pounce, which saw the tiger standing almost 9ft tall, came as it leapt into the air to catch a piece of meat.

The 37-year-old said: 'The tiger just leapt out of the water to catch a piece of meat the caretaker threw up in the air.

'We were told it might happen but to actually see it leap out of the water is a whole different thing.

'And the real surprise, to me at least, was the size of the animal when rearing up like that.

'You don't really realise the size of it when you see it prancing around on all fours.'

Snapper: Arno Enzerink captured the magnificent moment a Siberian tiger jumped 9ft tall into the air

source :dailymail