|Copyright: Matthew Harrison (matthew)
|Date Taken: 2007-04-18|
|Camera: Canon AV-1, Fuji Velvia 50|
|Exposure: f/3.5, 1/60 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2007-08-03 13:29|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The white tiger (Panthera tigris) is about 3 meters long, and weighs approximately 180-285 kg (400-569 LB). It’s coat lies flatter than that of the Siberian tiger, the tawny color is richer and the stripes are darker. |
White tigers are white colored bengals, they are not albinos and they are not a seperate subspecies of tigers.
They have blue eyes, a pink nose, and creamy white furr covered with chocolate colored stripes. White tigers are born to tigers that carry the unusual gene needed for white coloring. Wild white tigers are very rare.
They are usually located on the Mainland of Southeastern Asia and in central and southern India. The white Bengal tiger lives in grassy or swampy areas and forests, where they can be well camouflaged. Those living on islands have almost disappeared; most now live in zoo’s or special wildlife parks.
the focus is a bit soft due to using a 205mm vivitar lens with a 2* multiplier and a raynox 2020 teleconvertor screwed on the end also i had the asa set to 100 and not 50 and it was a cloudy day so i think i was lucky to get this shot.
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Is this a rare tiger? I am going to do a net search. Thanks for sharing your information and picture. It is something I would love to see up close.