|Información de la foto|
|Copyright: Murray Lines (mlines)
|Tomada el: 2007-04|
|Cámara: Canon EOS400D|
|Versión de la foto: Versión original|
|Fecha enviada: 2007-04-22 5:47|
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|This seems to be the dominant male of the white tigers. It was keen to keep the other two away from the large green ball provided for them to play with. They look like very large domestic cats - until they show their teeth.|
In the wild, Bengal White Tigers are found exclusively within South Asia, notably in India. Although Bengal tigers make up 60% of the world’s wild tiger population, individuals with white coats are indeed very rare. Only one White Tiger exists out of every 10,000 normal orange-coloured tigers.
White Tigers are often mistaken for albinos, which are completely white with pink eyes. The unusual white coloration is a result of gene mutation – a permanent change in the gene controlling the coat coloration and the change can be passed on from one generation to another. The mutated gene is a recessive gene, meaning two such genes are needed to produce the white coloration. Both white and normal orange-coloured cubs can be found in a litter.
The majestic tigers are a symbol of strength and power to many. Yet today, their survival hangs in the balance. Of the eight tiger subspecies, three are now extinct and the remaining five are critically endangered.
Despite greater awareness and concerted efforts to protect the tiger, their numbers are fast decreasing. Rapid deforestation has resulted in the destruction of the tigers’ habitat as well as the depletion of their prey. Killing of tigers for their body parts is another reason for the decline in their population.
A report published by the World Wildlife Fund highlighted the possible extinction of tigers within a decade if inadequate conservation measures are taken to protect the tigers. This means that the majestic big cat might disappear from the face of the Earth within our lifetime!
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Ahhh... there is your white friend again, obviously fed up by being asked to pose for pictures..!
This is a nice portrait with superb details in the fur coat!
- [2007-04-22 15:49]
It's a beautiful posture of this magnifficent rare animal! Very sharp and unforgettable capture!
- [2007-04-23 11:26]
your white tiger series is wonderful. I love this one as it seems to smile ;-).
Great shot, sharpness, POV and details are very nice.
Powerful teeth, I'll say.!!!
Lots of details in this fabulous portrait of a snow white
Greetings from your friend in Canada,
- [2007-04-25 16:02]
splendide capture et fabuleux détails
A good POV of the head of the white tiger, the photo has a good composition, sharpness and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.