Taken during a trip to Singapores Zoological Gardens.
The White Tiger (also known as the Bengal Tiger) is very recognizable from it's blue eyes, pink nose, creamy white fur and chocolate colored strips.
Males range in length between 8.8 and 10.2 feet. They average in weight between 419 and 569 pounds. Females are smaller, and range in length from 7.11 to 8.7 feet, weighing around 350 pounds. Both males and females have a tail rangin in length from 3 to 4 feet.
The White Tigers range was South East Asia, and central and southern India. Unfortunately the White Tiger is on the verge of extinction and very hard to find outside of a zoo.
A common misbelief is that White Tigers are an Albino species. In fact White tigers occur when both tigers that mate carry the gene for white coloring.
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gulliver (1646) 2005-07-18 7:38
Wonderfull sharp shot !!! Congratulations. The tiger looks very nice and soft. Really well captured.
Alexus (294) 2005-07-18 7:39
You've made a great shot. Very nice predator! Thanks for sharing.
Paolo (41230) 2005-07-18 7:39
great shot Daniel!
Excellent light, colors and a wonderful focus on the tiger!
fayeulle (27827) 2005-07-18 9:49
Nice amimal very well captured with excellent DOF !
Shot with 300mm !! Is it because it can be dangerous ?
kingdragon (443) 2005-07-18 10:34
Very sharp pix. Good composition
The greenish colour @ the background is also very good with the white tiger
aferrao (1145) 2005-07-18 13:15
Good depth of field an sharp!
ndb1958 (9289) 2005-07-18 14:36
very nice shot. I love tigers and this one is extremly beautiful. Great work.
eleparc (24063) 2005-07-18 15:16
humm what a fat cat! eating too much in the zoo it seems.. haha! nice shot!
jrj (34843) 2005-07-19 4:17
Excellent shot of the tiger Dan. A fine close cropping, good details of the face, great control of light and colours.
ChrisJ (118895) 2005-07-19 6:14
A superb wildlife shot, with perfectly managed shallow dof, & marvellous sharpness. You must have been either very patient, or very lucky. Excellent graphism too, with the lighter feline, against the darker background. Good work!
john_c (24666) 2005-07-19 20:27
Quite a capture here. If it wasn't for your lens I would think you were bodily at risk! I like the manner in which you have cropped this shot for maximum impact. One can literally reach out and touch the fur. The rendering of the tiger's tail is also first rate. Finally, the dark greenery in the background is a perfect contrast. Well captured.
singuanti (15250) 2005-07-20 11:22
Hi Dan, what a catch! For 300mm the image quality is great. You have really captured this animal in all of its glory. The sharpness is just right which isn't that easily done in this instance. Good shot Dan!
optic (0) 2005-08-21 8:57
Very well done, i like the razorsharp details the colours & light are great very well composed, dof & pov excellent.
Thank you for the workshop on my pic, i like the blue sky you did.
Mes excuses pour mon anglais :-)
Amitiés du Québec,
p_ozyilmaz (125) 2006-06-13 15:41
excellent shot!!I feel near him/her:)
tdanny (663) 2006-09-04 11:20
Brilliant shot, beautiful picture, beautiful colours, beautiful animal. There's something about cats / felines that make them so elegant and graceful. How could I missed this majestic big cat when I was at Sin Zoo with my daughter ?
- Copyright: Dan Walsh (danielswalsh) (13599)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-05-14
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon 75-300 mm Ultrasonic IS EF, @ ISO 125
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: South East Asia Family Trip (2005)
- Theme(s): ZOO animals, White Tigers, Lions & Tigers, Singapore Zoological Gardens, tiger, Dan's Wildlife Shots [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-07-18 7:33
- Favorites: 2 [view]