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Majestic Siberian Tiger

Majestic Siberian Tiger
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Copyright: Satish Hanumantha Rao (satish_h) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 115 W: 0 N: 1261] (7630)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-29
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D-200, Sigma 100-300 f/4 EX HSM
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Jim Corbett, Tigers & the National Park [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-24 8:54
Viewed: 36927
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) is a rare subspecies of tiger (P. tigris). Also known as the Amur, Manchurian or North China tiger, it is confined completely to the Amur region in far eastern Siberia, where it is now protected. It is considered to be the largest of the 6 tiger subspecies.

The Siberian tiger is typically only 2-4 inches taller at the shoulder than the Bengal Tiger, which is about 107-110 cm (42-43 in) tall. Old males reach normally a head and body length of 190-220 centimetres (75-97 in). The largest male with largely assured references was 350 cm (138 in) "over curves" (3,30 m/130 in. between pegs) in total length.Male Siberian tigers usually weigh about 300 kg (660 lbs). Weights up to 700 lbs have been recorded and exceptionally large males of up to 384 kg have also been recorded.Females are normally smaller than males and weigh 100-167 kg (220-368 lbs), probably up to 180 kg (397 lbs).

I love this Gigantic beauty, taken in Nanital . It was a beautiful sight to see this gentleman of the Jungle.

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Belo tigre uma formosura explendida meus parabéns por esta captura de imagem.

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2008-01-24 9:09]

hi chikappa,
a beautifully composed picture of this royal tiger..great sharpness.


Beautiful capture en goog colours to.
The tiger looks in the good direction.

Regards Gert

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2008-01-24 10:19]

Lovely, well seen and well captured.



Hi Satish

I can just imagine how thrilled you were to see this guy in the wild. They are impressive to see in zoos, so to get one in its native forest is great. Good pose of this healthy specimen. Well composed with good sharpness.


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  • Leace Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 30 W: 0 N: 61] (292)
  • [2008-01-24 11:46]

One beautiful creature - so sad man has almost wiped them out.

Nice pose on the tiger and interesting composition as though you were looking up at him or her on a hill.


wonderful capture.the colors are very beautiful.great job!

Hello Satish,
Very good Tiger image...and taken in the wild!
Well done

What a gorgeous sight you have captured its beauty so well. Great pov wonderful color and sharp details. TFS

Hi Satish

Great picture - very well composed especially. I do wonder if this is taken in a zoo? Tigers in the wild in India are usually the bengal subspecies.


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