Sultan photographer turned a tiger into a calendar cat

Jim Stiles took aim at Rakata, a male Sumatran tiger. He reacted in a flash when the shot looked perfect.

Rakata never knew what happened.

The tiger was shot alright, with a Canon camera.

Stiles, who lives in Sultan, is an award-winning photographer with a new feather in his cap. His photograph of Rakata was chosen for the cover of Woodland Park Zoo's 2012 calendar.

Zoo spokesman Ric Brewer said the judging panel, which included staff members and volunteers at the zoo, whittled 200 entries down to 10.

Monday, October 17, 2011 - 1:53pm