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.
These photographers may have never known the significance of the pictures they took and that millions would be marveling at them in the future. From thousands of images, rare and fascinating look at how different (and similar) life used to be.
This Cat Has Been Guarding Her Little Hooman Before He Was Born