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Tiger adult female

Tiger adult female
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Copyright: Tom Conzemius (pirate) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-24
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L USM
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Jim Corbett, Tigers & the National Park [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-09 9:31
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Points: 26
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Extinct subspecies

The Balinese tiger (Panthera tigris balica) was limited to the island of Bali. These tigers were hunted to extinction—the last Balinese tiger is thought to have been killed at Sumbar Kima, West Bali on 27 September 1937; this was an adult female. No Balinese tiger was ever held in captivity. The tiger still plays an important role in Balinese Hindu religion.
The Javan tiger (Panthera tigris sondaica) was limited to the Indonesian island of Java. It now seems likely that this subspecies became extinct in the 1980s, as a result of hunting and habitat destruction, but the extinction of this subspecies was extremely probable from the 1950s onwards (when it is thought that fewer than 25 tigers remained in the wild). The last specimen was sighted in 1979, but there was a re-ignition of reported sightings during the 1990s.
The Caspian tiger or Persian tiger (Panthera tigris virgata) appears to have become extinct in the late 1950s, with the last reliable sighting in 1968, though it is thought that such a tiger was last shot dead in the south-eastern-most part of Turkey in 1970. Historically it ranged through Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, the former Soviet Union, and Turkey.
The Caspian tiger was a large subspecies and reached nearly the dimensions of the Bengal Tiger. The heaviest confirmed weight of a male was 240 kg. The ground colour was comparable to that of the Indian subspecies, but differed especially in the tight, narrow striping pattern. The stripes were rather dark grey or brown than black. Especially during the winter, the fur was relatively long. The Caspian tiger was one of two subspecies of tiger (along with the Bengal) that was used by the Romans to battle gladiators and other animals, including the Barbary Lion. The Romans traveled far to capture exotic beasts for the arena. There are still occasional reported sightings of the Caspian Tiger in the wild.

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Hello Tom,
Beautiful girl. However I prefer no date. She is all yours.:-)
No kidding.
Quality shot. What Tiger subspecies is it actually?
Wow..with a 300mm, it is a really close encounter. Quite an experience, I guess.
Well done

bonjour Tom

WOW ! quelle superbe image prise sur le vif,
et quel superbe focus avec tous ces herbes hautes
et à derrière ce merveilleux background,
excellente luminosité de ton image, excellente netteté
et détails de l'image, belle densité des couleurs,
j'aimes beaucoup le POV et la façon dont tu as cadré, TFS


Hello Tom
Well presented shot and story.

Hello Tom,
Amazing beauty capture. everyting perfect, from focus to POV, composition and timing. Greeting. good notes (you are right that it disappeared, actually extinct unfortunately after 1970 in Turkiye)
Thanks for showing. have a nice weekend

Hi Tom
Beautiful and very natural shot. Nice light good sharpness, inetersting grassy foreground and OOF homogenous background
Good job

Hi Tom,
I like the natural framing & comp, great.
Very good color, detail, and a well managed exposure..
It's nose lickin' good :)

Hi Tom
Great capture in her natural environment
Nice presentation and pose tfs jon

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  • Swats Silver Star Critiquer [C: 37 W: 0 N: 3] (151)
  • [2008-02-11 7:15]

Wow! Fantastic capture Tom! Nice compositon, pov aned light!

hi tom,

very beautiful colors,i like them.the environment and BG are great too.excellent details on the head and great sharpness!
alltogether an excellent and beautiful picture!
tfs tom

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  • badar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
  • [2008-02-17 1:37]

Hi Tom,
This a beautiful image of the tiger in its natural environment. What better place than Kanha.Love the pose & light.This has to be Panthera tigris tigris ( S.H. Prater- The Book Of Indian Animals).

Salut Tom,
Deen ass wierklech genial, alles super :-)

Hi tom
these beatifull animals are one of my favorites
I really like there structure and the elegant walk very similiar to the leopard but much stronger
great capture of this
well done

When I added this shot to my theme, I had to run, thereafter I forgot to write about this shot to you...You've got her here like few would, she licking her upper lip< I have no words to describe this shot!
Stunning should be close, I guess...
Respect, my friend!

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