Amur Tiger – Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid! – Big Cat Photography
The Amur tiger is king of all cats. This expression lets you know it. We have a lot of cat people in our Photobotos community, but I am sure we will have a few more after this image. Not convinced these guys are king of the wild? Well then how about this fact? Bears constitute about 10% of their diet! Both black and brown bears! Please read BC’s story below and find out the plight of these big cats then check out www.bigcatphotography.org for some more great images and information on big cats of all kinds.
Enter Big Cat Photography:
This image is of a male Amur Tiger….who took a bit of disliking to me! This image was taken in captivity but at a very close proximity that meant when he roared you could feel it reverberate through your entire body. Certainly an experience not to be forgotten!
The Amur Tiger is the largest of all the tigers and is in fact the largest big cat in the world. There are only around 500 of these cats remaining in the wild in Russia where poaching for the Chinese medicine trade and habitat destruction continue to be the main cause of the dwindling tiger numbers around the world.
My aim and hope is that my photographs may raise awareness of the plight of big cats in the wild because when you are up close and personal with these animals you really can’t quite describe how amazing and incredible they are. To me it is scary that lions, tigers and leopard species may be extinct in the wild in just a few years time.
Camera: Canon 40d
Focal distance: 120mm
Shutter speed: 1/320
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