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Bengal Tigers

Critically Endangered

The Bengal tiger, or Royal Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris or Panthera tigris bengalensis) is a subspecies of tiger primarily found in Bangladesh, India, and also Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and southern Tibet.

The white bengel tiger is not an albino, it has blue eyes. The white coat and light features are caused by a recessive gene. Very few survive in the wild because they do not have the ability to camoflauge themselves in their suroundings. Sadly, there are those who breed them for their exotic looks all for money. Because they occur so rarely, many orange tigers die or are mistreated in the process.

Tigers are solitary hunters. They love the water, and are not afraid to chase their prey down into the water. In fact, this is how tigers often get food. The wait for an animal to be drinking at a water hole, then scares the animal into the water, where the tiger will chase it farther into deeper waters, making it easier to catch. Tigers have retractable claws. This enables them to walk through rocky, grassy, muddy, or sandy areas without dulling their claws, which they need to hunt with.

Comments about this work

This shot was underexposed with a great deal of noise. I thought it too precious to delete, so I worked it like crazy with filters, colorizing, etc. I’m rather happy with the outcome considering it was otherwise headed for the recycle bin.

Highly edited!

Comments

  • Squealia
    Squealiaover 6 years ago

    Great love the blue eyes of the grey tiger, Beautiul

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 6 years ago

    Stunning! you did well, great capture !

  • Elenne Boothe
    Elenne Bootheover 6 years ago

    Ever so beautiful. Wow!! what a wonderful shot.

  • hardhhhat
    hardhhhatover 6 years ago

    Beautiful shot and well worth keeping. Thanks for the info in your comment too. I was at a zoo where they explained that about white tigers they are just ordinary tigers – although other onlookers seem to think they are a different type of tiger – like the rare Snow Tiger :o)

  • eramophla
    eramophlaover 6 years ago

    What a fabulous pair!

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 6 years ago

    magnificant big cats- awesome capture!

  • Jing3011
    Jing3011over 6 years ago

    Wonderful. Beautiful animals. Beautiful image.

  • carolssecrets
    carolssecretsover 6 years ago

    this is a masterpiece! beautiful!!

  • John Edwards
    John Edwardsover 6 years ago

    A wonderful shot

  • red addiction
    red addictionover 6 years ago

    WOW! FANTASTIC SHOT!

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