Jim Corbett was a hunter, conservationist, author and colonel in the British army. His fanatical sense of hunting made him a hero in the eyes of the Indian villagers who would come to ask his help for killing tigers. He loved photography and took many beautiful photographs. He would educate school children on how to safeguard and conserve natural forests. He helped form India's first national park in the Kumaon region. Panthera Tigris Corbetti was the tiger who was named after him.