- pushpinder (340)
- [2008-06-18 23:15]
always a great feeling to see a tiger in the wild and no better place than bandhavgarh to see them.
One of the best places to sight the majestic beast.
this is a fabulous capture.
may their population increase by leaps and bounds!!
- shabsslg (913)
- [2008-06-19 1:21]
Well this seems like - His Exellency is on the prowl.
For you seeing a tiger in the wild, especially at such close quarters, must be just as exciting and exhilarating as when I see a lion under the same conditions. The adrenaline is pumping and I am sure these creatures can even hear the pounding of our heart beats. It is great that we still have the opportunities to experience such sightings through the farsightedness of those people responsible to create and maintain such sanctuaries. If it were not for these National- Parks, Reserves, or Forests we probably never would have had the prospect or ability of ever enjoying the pleasure and appreciation in seeing these animals. Then perhaps we were dependent on the possibility of seeing these animals in a Zoo only. I know many people don't like the idea of Zoo's either, but in many instances, if it were not for these establishments, there would have been plenty species lost to mankind in totally. There are so many wonderful success stories of how near extinct species or even certain species already extinct in the wild, were replaced back into nature through the intense breeding programs at these facilities.
Interesting that you mention that there are 3 extinct tiger species and 5 species that's still around. Just the other day I did a critique on a tiger photo posted by Jusni Nasirun where I provided some research information on this aspect and I am sure you will find some of the statistics very interesting, so I will repeat that information here, just in case you have not seen it.
Subspecies still alive
Bengal tiger - Panthera tigris tigris (below 2,000 left in the wild)
Indochinese tiger - Panthera tigris corbetti (below 1,200 left in the wild)
Malayan tiger - Panthera tigris malayensis (below 800 left in the wild)
Sumatran tiger - Panthera tigris sumatrae (below 500 left in the wild)
Siberian tiger - Panthera tigris altaica (below 450 left in the wild)
South China tiger - Panthera tigris amoyensis (only 59 left in captivity)
Balinese tiger - Panthera tigris balica
Javan tiger - Panthera tigris sondaica
Caspian (Persian) tiger - Panthera tigris virgata
Staggering stuff if you really think about it.
Thanks for this well captured shot of B2 enjoying the wild. I have seen that video clip of his dad attacking the tourists on an elephant. Scary stuff, I mean real scary stuff.
Good work and TFS.
- gannu (14761)
- [2008-06-19 3:16]
This is just superb. Majestic animal and no doubt has all qualities. Excellent shot. Ganesh
PS I like the pose.
- marhowie (486)
- [2008-06-22 5:06]
Good Morning Victor,
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
- SelenE (13972)
- [2008-06-26 0:37]
It's a beauty! It's always a pleasure to see a photo of a tiger in the wild. TFS
- mvdisco (2168)
- [2008-08-09 8:20]
Excellent catch of this tiger in the wild, Excellent POV. and details, very well done.
- CatStevens (468)
- [2008-08-15 2:45]
Excellent, really majestic animal especially in the wild!
Well done, TFS
Tigers eat people in Nepal a lot. In the Kathmandu zoo, the man eaters are absolutely majestic, huge, beautiful. In America they would be killed. Mountain lions still come down to where I live in a city, in a valley. They eat cats and dogs.....
- Pitoncle (9508)
- [2008-08-30 6:39]
Je découvre ta galerie à l'occasion de ta visite sur la mienne. Tes publications sont à l'opposée des miennes par leurs diversités !!!
Je ne peux que reconnaître la qualité de cette publication par la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
- irone123 (0)
- [2015-03-26 14:42]