Sid Marsh - close encounters with wild tigers

From Nine To Noon, 10:05 am on 25 March 2024
Sid Marsh

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Sid Marsh is a writer and artist who has spent the last 13 years seeking close encounters with Asian wild tigers in India and Malaysia. A short stopover in Northern India in 2010 was the beginning of his journey; on day three of a tiger safari he saw what he describes as a "big bruiser", a male Bengal tiger in the wild.

It was meant to be a one-off trip to India - but 13 years later, he's been back numerous times - also to Malaysia - and has now published a book about his travels: called Butterflies in Tiger Country. It's Sid Marsh's ninth published book.

He's also been a diving instructor, commercial pilot, wildlife ranger and is currently working on a portfolio of watercolour paintings for an upcoming exhibition on Waiheke Island where he lives.