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Scratching Post

Scratching Post
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Copyright: Genevieve Tanguay (Gargouille) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 48 W: 5 N: 34] (177)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-01
Categories: Mammals, Humorous
Camera: Canon Rebel XSI, Canon EF 75-300mm USM III
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Natural stripes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-03-03 22:40
Viewed: 5445
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
I know, I know, we are not supposed to do this on TrekNature, but I have seen a lot of captive animals here and thought I could throw one.

This one comes from Disney's Animal Kingdom. The decor looks like an old Indian ruin. Three tigers roam in it oblivious to the screams of enchanted children. This particular tiger was scratching or scent marking the column base. Scent marking is common in felidae as they impregnate an object with their individual scent to mark their territory's boundary. This behaviour is also seen in captivity. He rested for a while at the base of the column after, seemingly satisfied with himself.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-03-04 10:00]

Hello Genovieve ,Very nice picture from this tiger ,good compositie and colours ,
have a nice weekend Teunie .

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-03-05 13:28]

Excellente photo Geneviève, la colonne donne du relief à l'ensemble. J'aime bien. Merci.


Dear Genevieve,
The photograph reminds me exactly what you will see in Indian wilderness at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve National Park, Rajasthan, India. Great composition & POV. I have done a WS by increasing its sharpness. Hope you will like it :)
Regards-Subhash Ranjan

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