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Tiger cubs Playing-2

Tiger cubs Playing-2
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Copyright: Satish Hanumantha Rao (satish_h) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 115 W: 0 N: 1261] (7630)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-12
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon F90x, TOKINA-ATX- 100-300 F-4, Fuji Provia 100
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Jim Corbett, Tigers & the National Park [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-02 10:17
Viewed: 5642
Points: 14
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The Bengal Tiger or Royal Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) is a subspecies of tiger primarily found in Bangladesh and India and also in Nepal, Bhutan.It is the most common tiger subspecies, and lives in a variety of habitats, including grasslands, subtropical and tropical rainforests, scrub forests, wet and dry deciduous forests and mangroves. Its fur is generally orange-brown with black stripes, although there is a mutation that sometimes produces white tigers, as well as a rare variation (less than 100 known to exist, all in captivity) called the Golden Tabby that has a white coat with golden patches and stripes that are much paler than normal. It is the national animal of both Bangladesh and India.
Usually solitary, they occasionaly will travel in groups of three or four. The majority of cubs are born between February and May after a pregnancy of three and a half months. Females will have a litter every 2-3 years. The male Bengal Tiger's average lifespan is around 10-12 years and females longer.
Habitat loss and poaching are important threats to species survival. Poachers kill tigers not only for their pelts, but also for components to make various traditional East Asian medicines. Other factors contributing to their loss are urbanization and revenge killing. Farmers blame tigers for killing cattle and will shoot them. Poachers also kill Tigers for their bones and teeth to make medicines that are alleged to provide the Tiger's strength.

I was waiting for the brother on the left hand side to approach the tiger on the right. I knew it will jump and some action will be ther. I told my friend to be alert and be ready. The action happenned within minutes, and i got tree disturbance in the frame, and my friend got good clear picture. That is called LUCK ! anyway, this was the beautiful action and playing of these tiger cubs, happenned on one early morning. Taken from Gypsy.

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2007-08-02 10:21]

hi ,
its playing boxing....(2nd one)
a superb picture and very well captured.

Hi appa!
This is a very beautifyl collage of the two pictures of these Tiger cubs.Nice frame .Nice sharpness and Bg.TFS

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-08-02 22:10]

Satish, Your archives are superb and they are absolutely worth looking for beginners like us. Keep taking out from your archives. Excellent work. Ganesh

Hi Satish,
A beautiful collage of two cubs playing. Natural morning light. Very nice composition, details and POV. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Great shots with beautiful light! Well done - the both of you!
Cheers, Klaus

Hi Satish,
very amazing shots.you are very lucky to shut this rare moment.
thats too in ranathambore.very great.
once it was famous for tiger seeing and now a days its very rare.
well done.

How did i miss this! This are wonderful and very good pictures. Great lighting and excellent action. The picture shows a typical tiger habitat.
Goutham R

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