Tiger adult male
- vihang8846 (378)
- [2008-01-29 10:46]
good light on the head of the animal and good catchlight in the eye too.
the note is rally good as it describes the present situation of tigers in India.But efforts are being made by the NGOs and the forest officials to conserve this treasure. Ranthambhore has seen an increase in the no of tigers which is now 31 (earlier it had dropped to 13).
the procedure of conservation is very difficult in India because of following reasons..
-- lack of skilled manpower in the forest dept
-- large forests with dense foliage and remote villages in core areas
-- lack of tachnological elements to help monitoring
-- neutral attitude of politicians
-- lack of awareness in public
-- poachers are traditional hnting communities and do not have any other skill to earn their bread and butter.. they remail unemployed and then inevitably turn to poaching..
tiger conservation has got so many political social and ecological aspects and it has become a crucial issue these days for indian wildlife ministry..
lets hope we dont lose our treasured animal.. the king of the forest!!
As I wrote for your last posts, I fallow pleasurely great shots of your SE Asia trips.
Tigers portraite was captured with a great POV, composition and focus. Interesting, but very nicely preparing notes.
As I see, lighting a bit more (since maybe my computer arrangements). So, I add a WS. I hope you will like it.
Thanks for sharing and with my best wishes
- PaulH (13882)
- [2008-01-29 11:44]
i read you note with familiar sense of depair. I've been following the plight of the Tiger for as long as i can remember, yet it never seems to improve, only worsen. I can't help but feel that the wider global community (ie governments) should now offer some help in fighting this impedning tragedy in some way, especially when it comes to addressing some of the issues Vihang noted. I hope something is done soon, as it is fast becoming too late to make a difference.
Anyway, on a lighter note, this is a very nice portrait. Composition is good with some space to the right for him to stare into. Good detail and sharp focus too, well done!
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-01-29 12:16]
Hi . just got home late again from work so just a quick word to say good picture TFS.
- pirate--s (880)
- [2008-02-01 13:14]
what a massive feline!!HUUUUHAAAAA!
thanks for all!
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2008-02-01 15:05]
Fantastic animal, Tom.
You managed to photograph it very sharp.
- Roynsam (451)
- [2008-02-06 11:37]
Great photo and an excellent text, but still our tigers continue to dissappear and the tiger task force talks the talk but will never walk the talk. Indian politicians will never allow real conservation people to work with our tigers. They would nhave to admit to 60 years of lying and misleading the World about the true number of tigers that are still wild in India. They are still talking about 2500 tigers, yet everyone on the ground knows there are less than 900 left alive today. Sariska will be repeated over and over again before anyone has the guts to come clean and allow real work to be done for our beautiful tigers.
Thanks for sharing this with us.