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Copyright: Roy Fallon (Roynsam) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 45 W: 0 N: 125] (451)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-08
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-18 3:44
Viewed: 3047
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The male started to move away but his sister decided that she wasn't ready to go and grabbed him by the scruff of his neck, just like his mother would have done to keep him in his place. To me, there is nothing on Earth more magical, awesome, humbling or emotional than to be in the presence of wild tigers.
It is impossible for someone with such a basic education as myself to find the words that could begin to describe it.
All I can say, is go there yourself and experience it.
I have met wild lions, cheetahs, Rhino, even huge African Elephants, but even the awesome experiences that they were do not equal any one of my meetings with tigers in Ranthambhore and Corbett National Parks in India.
The survival situation for our tigers gets more and more desperate as every day goes by.
They are now down to around 1500 in number (officially) but more like less than 800 in reality.
That is on the verge of extinction.
The Indian authorities have been inflating the numbers of tigers for decades.
They do this because they, themselves, cannot comprehend that they are allowing our tigers to be wiped out.
Every time a new official takes over a tiger forest he is handed documentation showing that there are a certain number of tigers in that area.
When his term comes to an end, he is not going to admit that any tigers have been lost and so he either thinks of a number and adds it on to the original total or he sticks to the original.
So - officially - the tigers are not dissapearing.
But, in truth, we are losing an average of at least, one per day.
The Indian government just sticks it's fingers in it's ears and covers it's eyes to the problem, and anyone who speaks up???
Well they are just gagged.
If an exiting forest manager was to admit the truth about how few tigers there are left, he would be vilified by the authorities and would very likely, lose his pension privileges.
So the clock is ticking and the countdown to the extinction of God's greatest masterpiece on Earth has begun.

Regards

Roy


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wat u've written is very true
liked the way u've put across ur worries fr the big cats
and on a serious note ths shuld b considered as soon as posible
the pic is realy gud and shows the emotion side of the wild life
gud job done

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