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|This photograph of the male tiger named T2 was taken in the Ranthmbhore Tiger Sanctuary, Rajasthan, India. There were lot of complaints about fudging of tiger figures. In the neighboring Sariska Sanctuary false figures of around 30 tigers were projected year after year till the lid was blown off by a wildlife journalist. All the tigers have been poached. Forestand Wildlife officials have woken up now.There are about 35 tigers in Ranthambhore.The recent proisoning of two sub adults in Ranthambhore has saddened every body. The main threat for tigerís existence comes from China, where every part of the tiger is valued. Chinese Government has so far not shown any interest in the conservation of this beautiful feline.Local hoodlums make it a lucrative business of poaching and smuggling. At the turn of 20th century there were more than 40000 tigers in India and now it is estimated to be less than 1500,alarming indeed..|
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This is a beautiful Tiger portrait, and together with the interesting notes a valuable contribution to "leaning about Nature through photography"!
I did not realise that Tigers like soaking/relaxing in the water...
The reflections in the water add interest, and the natural colours are a bonus.
Thank you for sharing
- [2010-06-19 22:11]
Beautiful picture of T2 enjoying his soak.
Good composition .
I really enjoyed reading your notes. :)