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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 just leaving the pool in Ranthambore.
Over the past century tiger numbers have fallen dramatically. Habitat losses and the extremely large-scale incidences of poaching are serious threats to the species’ survival. Since 2010, it has been classified as an endangered species by the IUCN. The total population is estimated at fewer than 2,500 individuals with a decreasing trend.
Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris), Ranthambore National Park, India, Asia

Nikon D200, Nikkor 80-400 mm at 135 mm, 1/350 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 400
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  • DutchLumix
    DutchLumixalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture, well done !!!

    Kind Regards,
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Thanks a lot Erik!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you for accepting!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 4 years ago

    *1 DAY 2011/03/31*

    Stunning photography partner!

  • Thank you very much Maggie!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you Ray!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Ted Widen
    Ted Widenalmost 4 years ago

    Stunning capture!

  • Thank you very much Ted!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • David Lewins
    David Lewinsalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent exposure and great use of light and shade

  • Yeah, it’s like backlighting but it’s not! Thanks a lot my friend!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanalmost 4 years ago

    Great shot of this majestic animal, we only saw one tiger in Ranthambore, Bandavgarh was a lot better for seeing tigers!

  • Thanks a lot Shaun! Bandavgarh was much better than Ranthambore, we saw 13 tigers in 9 safaris! Maybe you also like these photos:
    Bengal Tiger
    I am watching you!
    Always alert

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Shannon Paskaruk
    Shannon Paskarukalmost 4 years ago

    lovely great shot!

  • Thanks a lot Shannon!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Michael  Moss
    Michael Mossabout 3 years ago

  • Thanks Mike!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 3 years ago

    1 Image per 24hrs 2011/11/08
    Sunning work!

  • Thanks a lot Maggie!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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