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Among the big cats, only the tiger and jaguar are strong swimmers. Tigers are often found bathing in ponds, lakes, and rivers. During the extreme heat of the day, they often cool off in pools like this one we found in Ranthambore. Tigers are excellent swimmers, and are able to carry prey through the water.
Ranthambore National Park, India, Asia

Nikon D200, Nikkor 80-400 mm, 1/125 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 400
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BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2009 Competition
Category: Animal Portraits, Stage reached: Semi-Final

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  • Ruth Lambert
    Ruth Lambertabout 5 years ago

    Thank you for sharing this great capture! Welcome to Animal Photography – hope you enjoy our group!

  • Thanks a lot Ruth! Cheers, Kon

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Th3rd World Order
    Th3rd World Orderabout 5 years ago

  • Many thanks, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Camilla Wall
    Camilla Wallabout 5 years ago

  • Thanks a lot Camilla, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Cathy Cormack
    Cathy Cormackabout 5 years ago

    Wow, great shot. Congrats on your feature

  • Thank you very much Cathy!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Dennis Stewart
    Dennis Stewartabout 5 years ago

    Congratulations..your work has been featured in the World Wildlife Photography Group

  • Many thanks Dennis, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • relayer51
    relayer51about 5 years ago

    Superb capture, congrats on your well deserved feature. kind regards mark.

  • Thanks a lot Mark, cheers!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 5 years ago

    This is a beautiful shot, excellent work,

  • Thanks a lot Ann!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • rnrphoto98
    rnrphoto98about 5 years ago

    Beautiful cat, great shot!

  • Thank you!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Ken McElroy
    Ken McElroyalmost 5 years ago

    Great genuiness and immediacy. Nice image.

  • Many thanks Ken, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Gorper
    Gorperalmost 5 years ago


  • Thank you Gorper!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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