This is another photo from the South Lakes Animal Park in Dalton-in -Furness,
The Amur Tiger is the largest of the 5 remaining sub-species of tiger. It has a thick, pale coat, perfect for living in the cold forests of the Russian far-east. It is generally a solitary cat and each individual (or family unit) will have its own territory. Territory size will depend on the availability of food (prey species), water and shelter, and may reach up to 100 square miles for an adult Amur Tiger. Prey species include antelope, deer and wild boar, but large prey, such as buffalo, may also be taken.
Like all tigers, the Amur Tiger is critically endangered, with possibly around 300 left. The dual threats of illegal poaching and habitat destruction have brought this species to the brink of extinction. Amur Tigers are also hunted for their skins and body parts. The incentives to hunt tigers are huge, and poachers may use poison, traps, snares and guns to kill these magnificent animals. Destruction of habitat is also a major threat to the species. As logging companies move in, sometimes illegally, large areas of forest are removed. Disappearing forests means disappearing prey species for the tigers.
This Amur Tiger was looking at me & thinking, "Well thats bite size".
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janusz2054 (2) 2011-02-22 5:18
Very good clear photograph of this Amur tiger. Well timed for this pose.
eldancer1 (25618) 2011-02-22 5:56
Yes, he's looking at me as a dinner. Very nice capture and nicely posed. I like your pov and it has a good dof with sharp details. Very nice colors. Well done, tfs.
siolaw (38052) 2011-02-22 7:38
Nice light and selective focus on this tiger with a pleasant forest background.
Maybe straightening and cropping the base a bit was a possible option?
claudeD (30827) 2011-02-22 10:01
I cannot imagine what he is thinking... Good composition and fine colors.Wonderful animal.TFS.
WIth regards from Luxembourg
mesutilgim (80586) 2011-02-22 12:26
You didn't need to travel to Bangladesh to make this capture !!
Very nice side light and nice brilliant colors.
TFS and best regards
Budapestman (82620) 2011-02-22 13:02
a beautiful portrait with spectacular composition, great lights and POV, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
bukitgolfb301 (34612) 2011-02-22 13:46
Hi my dear Wilson
So great nature shot!
The moderatre exposure makes a wonderful outcome for so sharp solemn tiger and the backgrouns. Very well considered framework and composition are admirable indeed. Clear and sharp presentation is so marvelous as usual. Thanks for sharing with your finest posting, have a good day and best regards,
Takero from Tokyo
adores (34736) 2011-02-22 15:25
No jail here:))???? Very good portrait! His pose is great and the blurred background, too! And it seems you were too close :)!
emka (73797) 2011-02-22 23:53
Hi Wilson, How you survived this? great portrait iof this magnificent animal. I like the colours of the background passing so well to the colours of the tiger. Well done.
danos (83603) 2011-02-23 0:38
Good morning Wilson,
excellent snapshot with the Amur tiger to looks like a kitten,brrrr.I like the light and the colour management as the great pose that succeed.Bravo.
Have a good day,Danos
mauro61 (52623) 2011-02-23 3:47
mi colpisce molto l'espressione che sei riuscito a catturare e la fiera posa dell'animale.
Bella l'ambientazione con gli alberi e il verde.
Ricx (13495) 2011-02-23 3:50
Hi Wilson, Now theres a thing - a tiger in the UK? I have mixed feelings about wild animals being kept in unnatural surrounds for mans pleasure - yet on the other hand it seems the only way to protected them from man when they are in the wild.
agreat image - good sharp focus ( by both you and the Tiger) and an excellent note bringing the plight of this wonderful animal. Having been broght up in Africa I have seen many a wild animal 0 but never a tiger. This is a magnificent species. Have a great day.
Urs (14082) 2011-02-23 4:03
An Amur tiger, so far I have never seen a living one, but Bengal tigers I have seen plenty. It's a very sharp shot, a bit oversharp for my taste e.g. the white looks a bit too white to me. But that is not a major obstacle. Overall a very good POV and DOF. Well done.
papagolf21 (83472) 2011-02-23 4:11
Bonjour, cher wilson,
Quand un homme désire tuer un tigre, il appelle cela sport ; quand un tigre désire le tuer, il appelle cela férocité.
Magnifique prise de vue où la posture de ce tigre est de toute beauté.
gildasjan (41082) 2011-02-23 4:38
Le regard concentré de ce tigre attire l'il.Un e bonne gestion de la profondeur de champ le met en valeur.
Have a nice day
jemaflor (81374) 2011-02-23 8:13
Well taken from a good pov, perfect sharpness and nice warm light, bravo !
Cricri (101805) 2011-02-23 10:14
Magnifique portrait, j'aime sa position et son regard vers vous, très belle lumière, détails et un bon DOF qui le met bien en valeur
rodgerg (55767) 2011-02-23 10:54
An excellent "portrait"! Tha ttitude and especillay the impressive glance of this animal arevery well selcetd. BGood harmony between the superb color of the tiger and the color of the BG.
Have a nice evening,
Silvio1953 (116895) 2011-02-23 11:36
Ciao Wilson, great capture of superb creature in regal pose, wonderful colors, fine details, excellent sharpness and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
sacimar (25975) 2011-02-23 12:12
great picture, I like the details of the tiger, the expression face is scaring, well done,
UlfE (14639) 2011-02-23 12:55
An excellent photo. I love the impression that the tiger is pretty close and there is no cage or wire fence between you and the tiger. The blurred background is great. Also very nice colours and lighting. TFS and have a nice evening!
pierrefonds (55250) 2011-02-23 15:47
The tiger is well placed in the frame. the point of view is showing with precision the details and colors of the tiger. the luminosity is making the colors to stand out. Have a nice day.
danyy (0) 2011-02-23 22:21
il n'est pas le roi des animaux, mais presque, en tous cas, sa pose est ici très digne de celle d'un roi sur son tröne. Une DOF plus courte qui donne un bon relief à l'avant plan.
Graal (95612) 2011-02-23 22:52
nice portrait of tiger. Nice light, colours and DOF. An interesting note. Good shot.
Have a nice day.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2011-02-24 5:26
The side light enlightens magnificently the fur of this noble animal. Magnificent perfectly exposed photo and of excellent quality. Bravo.
Have a nice day
Bluejeans (64247) 2011-02-24 10:24
Ola Wilson ,
Esta linda esta tua foto deste tigre apanhar sol , suas cores e textura são lindas , bons detalhes, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
JCG (35129) 2011-02-24 23:57
Wow !!! Which majestic glance, this tiger is of any beauty under this good light. A beautiful catch of sight on the animal which seems to look at you fixedly. The focus is good what makes it possible to emphasize well your subject on the background. I remember that you had already shown us several animals of this zoo which is to be discovered. Thank you Wilson.
With all my friendships and an excellent day,
MLINES (12516) 2011-02-25 15:50
Hi Wilson, Good colouring both the tiger and the backdrop are appealing in this image. It shows how well camaflaged it would be in a natural environment. Well cropped. TFS. Murray.
AKITA (15125) 2011-02-25 19:04
the eyes and expression of brave tiger are splendid here,
you succeed to capture very nice moment of its sitting and watching figure,
the light from left side is very effective to show us real and 3D image of it,
and colors are well saturated and beautiful too,
thank you for your excellent shot,
pablominto (53744) 2011-02-25 23:43
A majestic animal indeed..!
The colours and pattern of the fur coat is so fascinating, it is obvious this animal don't need ant camouflage...
A proud pose well recorded!
nilotpal_patra (1684) 2011-02-26 21:37
Namaskar Wilson Beckett,
It is realy, realy a good Picture. Nice Frame. Nice colour, contrast and sharpness. Nice POV. TFS.
Nicou (117290) 2011-02-26 21:38
Fantastique captage animalier, superbe iamge et compo, comme iln ous regard, comme les tons sont doux, grandisoe compo.
Bravo et amitié
carper (96) 2011-02-27 10:49
very beautiful shot Wilson.
I like the golden light in this well taken shot, good composition, fine photo job.
pajaran (48959) 2011-02-27 11:34
Najveca macka na svetu, Tigar, jos jedna zivotinja koja nestaje ...
Dobar tekst, snimak i prikaz, lepe boje i fotografija.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
The largest cat in the world, Tiger, is another animal that disappears ...
Good text, photo and view, beautiful colors and images.
Pleasant evening and all the best.
Longroute (19392) 2011-02-27 12:37
Well, that's what we call a feline look! (:-)
Be careful man! it doesn't look very friendly!
You really captured well the expression and the pose and the light and colours are really very fine. I like the close up view, so mesmerizing, and I don't think it needs straightening.
Quite a strong visual impact.
s_lush (16134) 2011-02-27 14:02
A very well composed and perfectly taken portrait of this big and strong cat. Excellent composition with the blurred woody background and colorful foreground, skillful management of light and colors, good moment of the capture, and unbelievably high photographic quality!
adramad (35641) 2011-02-28 1:53
Superb image of this tiger, its beauty is evident that good catch, a very sharp image that mainly shows the gaze that seems to follow you.
Very interesting to note that values over this pretty picture.
Have a nice week. Best regards.
siudzi (32649) 2011-02-28 3:30
Very beautiful animal as well as your shot! Really amazing composition, colors, lights... Well done. TFS.
lousat (72855) 2011-02-28 15:18
Hi Wilson.A very impressive portrait,i like a lot the perfect point of view and the excellent sharpness and colors..and the light position is the best to create a magic effect.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.
patdeph (35748) 2011-03-01 6:09
the tiger is maybe the most beautiful animal for my eyes,and the light emphasizes its beauty.Superb!
humayun (2917) 2011-03-01 18:59
very nice capture and good timing........
nice lion luperd.........
delpeoples (52731) 2011-03-02 3:20
What a beautiful model you have chosen (or perhaps he chose you? :) The side-light is magical and the contrast (especially of his white stripes) is amazing. Excellent job and I love your title. What's this fella thinking? "Lunch"???
Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day
paololg (31448) 2011-03-02 13:10
Ciao dear Wilson,
Beautiful cat, the problem is to caress it! :-)
You have captured this tiger in fantastic way, above all you have captured its look, fierce, proud and magic. Wonderful!
Ciao, have a nice day!
Waylim (25162) 2011-03-02 23:15
I didn't know there are tiger in the UK :) Well, anyway, it is probably next to impossible to see tiger in the wild. At least for lion and such one can see them in African plain if not totally wild at least in its habitat.
This is a good shot with nice quality and details.
jhm (135806) 2011-03-04 3:01
What a lovely animal, certainly the pose is fantastic taken.
We get a very good image of the circumstances on these place.
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
Excellent presentation, nice colors, very well seen. TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Charo (51210) 2011-03-04 16:14
It's fantastic image of this beautiful majestic animal that stares at you.
Superb pose and excellent color and detail.
berek (34257) 2011-03-04 21:08
Impressive portrait dear Wilson :-) I like strong saturations and powerful looks.
Have a nice weekend.
Atousa (7123) 2011-03-05 3:48
A great shot of this beautiful tiger.. I like the color harmony n good use of the trees in the BG.. nice timing .. thanks for sharing this beauty with us.
Best regards, Atousa
ines8 (6090) 2011-03-05 11:24
Splendid picture,marvelous portrait in a beautiful light.
vasilpro (40849) 2011-03-05 13:57
Superbl composition, beautiful animal, wonderful warm light and colors, excellent POV, fine photo work, TFS!
Have a great Sunday, Vasilis.
subhendu_bagchi (25318) 2011-03-05 21:39
nice catch of this king serving with elegance. Light and colours are fine with sharp detail of it. Great composition indeed.
Best wishes. Tfs.
cayden (2183) 2011-03-06 8:02
Well composition and wonderful color usage.
macjake (52930) 2011-03-06 11:35
my first thought when i saw this photo, was the large size of the tigers paws! there are hints of lighting that strikes the tigers stripes,its a lovely animal photo.
bartekp (4746) 2011-03-07 13:16
Those eyes, that look. Great portrait photo, and wild model for this.
Have a nice evening
jafadabret (56501) 2011-03-08 10:45
Ce tigre a vraiment fière allure et c'est bien dommage que sa race soit en voie d'extinction. L'homme est souvent le pire des prédateurs.
fabianoleite (9373) 2011-03-08 12:46
Excellent shot of this ferocious and majestic animal. very close and rich in details, amazing sharpness and perfect framing. Congratulations!
jmcl (14535) 2011-03-10 13:07
Nice to catch up to you as well.
I love how his colors interact with the background .. and I like how the platform pulls me into the frame and gives it some dimension.
ingvar (2086) 2011-03-11 6:47
This superb animal appears very aware of the situation and is posing majestically!
The shaded colors behind the tiger are exactly in tune with the colors of his "coat".
Very well done!
Have a nice WE
emilbo (22262) 2011-03-12 9:03
Bien placé ce tigre pour le photographe et beau regard. Excellente qualité d'image qui nous laisse bien voir les détails de la fourrure, Il est bien mis en évidence sur un fond flou et les couleurs sont superbes. Un beau tableau qu'il ne reste qu'à signer.
Tous mes félicitations et merci de ta visite,
anokutan (15097) 2011-03-13 13:28
Great picture, I like the details of the tiger, the expression face is scaring.
josepmarin (57587) 2011-03-14 1:29
The tiger poses for the photographer with a great elegance, and with an impressive penetrating look.
The sunlight creates a few nice shades on him, and increases the beauty of his skin and of his colors.
A good work with the long lens, you have obtained a very sharp image.
Angshu (54917) 2011-03-14 9:30
A royal scene as the tiger looks at you majestically. You used the long end of the zoom well & the shallow DOF isolates the tiger from the BG. Good light & colours. Well done!
Vasa (16742) 2011-03-21 18:01
Your mirror, for example. It is great, Wilson!
abmdsudi (40226) 2011-03-26 20:51
I think the Amur Tiger is the most beautiful of the large cats followed by the cheetah. Amazing the varying degree of camouflage this cat has as the seasons change. I do love tigers, they make such great images, wish I have the opportunity to photograph them. This is a nice well exposed shot with superb detail love the low angle, I like it. Wonderful pose, he looks so calm and the fabulous eye contact is the best and I wonder what he is contemplating! For sure, you are certainly being watched.
The only thing I like to comment is those tree trunks in the background - not a lot you can really do in these circumstance when in the field-even a really wide f2.8 lens would be a problem since shooting wide open would lose you some of the great depth of field on the cat. Might be worth playing around with blur and clone tools to try and obsure the background further. Great shot of this endlessly beauty, gorgeous animal. Congrats
MichaelTrezzi (3347) 2011-03-31 0:51
Hello Wilson, this is a perfect animal portrait, the tiger seemed to be thinking of you as of a good snack, like thinking if to jump or not to jump. I just dream about photographing animals like this one in the nature. Well done, Thank you for sharing. Kind regards, Michael
axiotea (21649) 2011-04-08 1:37
I like the fact he was directly looking at you! A beautiful specimen but unfortunately he is endangered like many other species...
Lights/shades have created interesting contrasts...
jmdias (52918) 2011-05-10 16:19
very beautiful portrait of this marvelous animal, it is perfectly positioned and iluminated here. IU liked the colors and sharpness too. nice job.
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kordinator (14831) 2011-05-14 0:15
Fantastic portrait of this famous tiger.
A wonderful view of this powerful animal.
Very interesting informative note.
david_P (512) 2011-05-17 3:19
Beautifull photo of this animal,
sacavem (18610) 2011-06-29 8:07
Very nicely captured of the Tiger! Good shot from a very good POV.The background blurred is beautiful.
- Copyright: Wilson Beckett (jaywalker) (16095)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-02-10
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 60D DIGITAL, Tamron 28-300mm XR LD IF 1:3.5-6.3 Macro
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-02-22 4:55