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White Tiger #3

White Tiger #3
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Copyright: Stephanie Loh (greenpinkorange) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 94 N: 415] (1789)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-15
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3i, Canon EF 70-200mm f4 L USM IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-01 20:13
Viewed: 13681
Points: 28
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White Tiger
My 3rd White Tiger picture in a series

The White Tiger Fraud

Did you know that the only way to produce a white tiger is through severe inbreeding of brother to sister, father to daughter and mother to son?
Did you know that there is no such species as a Royal White Bengal Tiger?

If you didn't know that, don't feel bad, you were deceived just like millions of others.

The myth of the Rare White Bengal Tiger was an illusion meant to deceive the public into thinking that these cats were endangered and being preserved for future generations. The truth of the matter is that they aren’t even pure Bengal tigers, but rather are all the offspring of an original Siberian / Bengal cross breeding. The inbreeding results in many defects, early deaths, still births and, as could be expected, the cats are not very bright which is why they are preferred for entertainment purposes.

Only 1 in 4 tiger cubs from a white tiger bred to an orange tiger carrying the white gene are born white, and 80% of those die from birth defects associated with the inbreeding necessary to cause a white coat. Of those surviving, most have such profound birth defects, such as immune deficiency, scoliosis of the spine (distorted spine), cleft palates, mental impairments and grotesquely crossed eyes that bulge from their skull that only a small percentage are suitable for display. Due to these birth defects the white tigers often die an early death. According to some tiger trainers, only 1 in 30 of those white cats will consistently perform. The number of tigers that have to be produced and disposed of in order to fill the public’s desire to see white tigers on display is staggering.


No jokes for this post. :(


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Janice, cecilia, JORAPAVI, marhowie, Necipp, jcoowanitwong, jeanpaul, SchwebagMike, mlines, rcrick has marked this note useful
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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-10-01 20:34]
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Stephanie - what a good capture of the white tiger. I love his blue eyes, and you show him off so well. He is very sharp and 'real'. Well done

And looks like we have all been deceived with how these cats are 'produced'. And very sad to read of their life history.


Super shot, the clarity and colours look so good - great notes as well...

Hello Stephanie,
A beautifully focused and cropped image of the most beautiful cat on Earth.

Hola Stephanie,
Precioso retrato de gran definición, buenas textura y excelente iluminación, TFS. Saludos
José Ramón

Great job on this one Stephanie.
The exposure, details, colors, contrast, POV, and exposure look very good to me. Well composed with good eye contact, and the one paw-up is a nice touch :)
Interesting notes,
Very well done.

Hi Stephanie,

Great shot of this beautiful tiger
Sharpness is superb
i like the eye contact

TFS Thijs

Fantastiqeu, impressionnant, majestueux, quelle netteté.

Hi very well composed great detail nice exposure good sharp focus nice photog rgds necip.

Hi Stephanie,
Nice shot of this poor white tiger. This one doesn't look majestic as normal tiger. May be the result of inbreeding as you mentioned in your notes. Sharp and well composed image. TFS,

Bonjour Stephanie
Félicitations pour les détails et la qualité de cette photo ,beau portrait de ce beau tigre blanc. L'éclairage est vraiment parfait et les couleurs sont justes et réelles.

Bravo et Merci...JP

Hi Stephanie,
A realy great shot. I was so pleased to see a white one ... until I read your note ! Seems I got fooled like many others?
Thanks a lot for the infos and great picture,

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2007-10-22 14:54]

Hi Stephanie. This is an excellent, perfectly focussed White Tiger composition. I especially like the paw as it is shown. I hope to go to see them again before too long. TFS. Murray.

Hello Stephanie,
First time I've seen your work congratulations on a wonderful gallery you have some amazing pictures, and this is no exception excellent detail and well framed and composed, lovely work all the best Cheers Rick :)

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-09-24 12:18]

Hi Stephanie
very nice image.I love his blue eyes
very good sharp and detail
very well done.

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