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Copyright: Navnith Krishnan (navnith) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 125 W: 0 N: 158] (1331)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1995-03
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon F-65, AF NIKKOR 70-300MM 1:4-5.6G
Exposure: f/11, 1/120 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Natural stripes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-03-03 9:59
Viewed: 3654
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I came across this wild tiger in the Bandhavgarh Sanmctuary in Madhya Pradesh,India.'Can you see me' the tiger semms to ask.
Bandhavgarh was the game reserve of the Maharajas of Rewa before becoming a national park in 1968 and is famous for its white tigers.
The most famous white tiger was captured in 1951 and obtained by his ex-Highness of Rewa, Shri Martand Singh.
During a hunt, the beaters drove a mother tigress into the machan(where the courageous Raja was safely placed) where she was instantly shot.(those were the days these rajas used to count the number of tigers shot in toiday's cricket scores). Then four cubs walked into the machan. One was white. Shots rang out and three cubs were dead, but the white cub had not been shot and escaped. The following day the Maharaja, seeing the opportunity for great profit, had the white cub found, captured, and brought it to his palace. He was Mohan the forefather of all white tigers in captivity around the world now.


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What happened? The focus is really soft and where's the tigers head?

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  • Rysia (10)
  • [2006-04-27 14:07]

Great! Tiger or ostrich???

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