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Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) - animal in human care.

Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) - animal in human care.
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49 Comments |
carolyns
 
carolyns July 27, 2017
Excellent! Love this action shot! Beautiful tiger!
Njomeza
 
Njomeza September 24, 2017
Wonderful
ManonPhotography
 
ManonPhotography September 26, 2017
Beautiful capture, I love tigers so much
Emailwalla
 
Emailwalla September 27, 2017
Simply beautiful
priyaselvan
 
priyaselvan September 27, 2017
wonderful shot!!!!
Superb
davidparkhurst
 
davidparkhurst September 27, 2017
So very good
darrellgillenwater Ultimate
 
darrellgillenwater September 27, 2017
Beautiful
Cricket123 PRO+
 
Cricket123 September 27, 2017
Such a majestic animal..you caught all of his glory
Neckbone
 
Neckbone September 28, 2017
Awesome image. Beautiful capture. Congrats!
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edandaniphone October 01, 2017
Such a wonderful shot.
aboodabussaud
 
aboodabussaud October 04, 2017
Great capture!
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq October 10, 2017
Awesome capture!
PetalFairy
 
PetalFairy October 13, 2017
spectacular shot..perfect timing!
JayneBug Platinum
 
JayneBug October 18, 2017
Magnificent capture!
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JPP300 November 07, 2017
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
JPP300
 
JPP300 November 07, 2017
Stunning Image
EuroBen Platinum
EuroBen November 09, 2017
thank you :-)
Arzhtatiana
 
Arzhtatiana November 23, 2017
A stunning shot!
Alfredo_Jose
 
Alfredo_Jose December 06, 2017
Wow, outstanding!
PSD9253
 
PSD9253 December 08, 2017
Luv it. Great Photo !!!
CatWezel66
 
CatWezel66 December 12, 2017
Beautiful ????
vidvat
 
vidvat January 28, 2018
Awesome shot!!
EuroBen Platinum
EuroBen January 28, 2018
Thank You :-)
animals
 
animals January 29, 2018
wonderful capture
EuroBen Platinum
EuroBen January 29, 2018
Thank You :-)
elisabethhelen
 
elisabethhelen February 16, 2018
Wow!
EuroBen Platinum
EuroBen February 18, 2018
Thank You :-)
michelleaylott
 
michelleaylott March 11, 2018
wow awesome photo
vijaykummar
 
vijaykummar July 28, 2018
Timing, Beauty, Momentary, we’ll maintained light , master piece Sir!
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EuroBen July 29, 2018
Thank You :-)
olafkarensnyder
 
olafkarensnyder July 30, 2018
Amazing photo, priceless quality.
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EuroBen July 30, 2018
Thank You :-)
acglock Platinum
 
acglock July 30, 2018
Outstanding!!
EuroBen Platinum
EuroBen July 30, 2018
Thank You :-)
isilvaphoto
 
isilvaphoto August 02, 2018
So much power in this picture
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EuroBen August 03, 2018
Grazie Mateus! :-)
EverydayLivingMoments
 
EverydayLivingMoments August 03, 2018
Beautifully captured!
EuroBen Platinum
EuroBen August 04, 2018
Thank You :-)
clem
 
clem August 09, 2018
One of the very best.
EuroBen Platinum
EuroBen August 10, 2018
Thank You! ... run to the finish :-)
gailperkins
 
gailperkins September 02, 2018
Beautiful! I love Siberian Tigers!
Oceanskyphotography Platinum
 
Oceanskyphotography October 16, 2018
Absolutely stunning!
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Kimtography December 13, 2018
Brilliant !!
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EuroBen December 14, 2018
Thank You :-)
thunderlake Platinum
 
thunderlake December 21, 2018
Incredible image! Wow! Voted #1
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EuroBen December 21, 2018
Thank You :-)
narendran-a
 
narendran-a April 08, 2019
Superb
EuroBen Platinum
EuroBen April 08, 2019
Thank You :-)
luciegagnon
 
luciegagnon February 19, 2020
Look at those paws! Fantastic action shot!
EuroBen Platinum
EuroBen February 20, 2020
Thank You :-)
CG
 
CG February 20, 2020
Stunning
EuroBen Platinum
EuroBen February 20, 2020
Thank You :-)
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon February 22, 2020
Congratulations on your Finalist Win in .. Animals around Us .. competition ... amazing photo
EuroBen Platinum
EuroBen February 22, 2020
:-) Thanks, David!
Kpepin
 
Kpepin February 23, 2020
Fantastic!!!
EuroBen Platinum
EuroBen February 27, 2020
Thank You :-)
RickL PRO+
 
RickL February 28, 2020
great action and composition
EuroBen Platinum
EuroBen February 28, 2020
Thank You. Rick! :-)
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots March 17, 2020
Amazing action shot. Congrats!
EuroBen Platinum
EuroBen March 17, 2020
Thank You :-)
Pamelabole PRO
 
Pamelabole March 18, 2020
Gorgeous capture and amazing action shot!! Congrats on your challenge win!! : )
EuroBen Platinum
EuroBen March 19, 2020
Thank You, Pam! :-)
margaretgodfrey PRO
 
margaretgodfrey March 19, 2020
Beautiful capture, congrats on winning challenge :)
EuroBen Platinum
EuroBen March 20, 2020
Thank You, Margaret! :-)
hollywoodleon
 
hollywoodleon March 23, 2020
I’d be afraid seeing this run at me!
EuroBen Platinum
EuroBen March 29, 2020
Thank You :-) ... it was safe ... only 6 months young kitten :-)
eddierafferty_2956
 
eddierafferty_2956 April 19, 2021
Wow beautiful capture
EuroBen Platinum
EuroBen April 20, 2021
Hi Eddie, Thank You! 😊
Zdenek Platinum
 
Zdenek May 31, 2021
Super, gratulace k umístění ...😎
EuroBen Platinum
EuroBen June 16, 2021
Díky, Zdeňku! 😉
Supernat21
 
Supernat21 August 30, 2022
How did you manage to get this?
EuroBen Platinum
EuroBen October 21, 2022
Hi. Thank You. All story is in BTL. It was safe, only 6 months young \"kitten\".😉
MRueffer PRO+
 
MRueffer November 14, 2022
Congratulations
EuroBen Platinum
EuroBen November 15, 2022
Many Thanks! 😊
ScooterbugPhotography Ultimate
 
ScooterbugPhotography December 20, 2022
Wow! Beautiful animal and what a truly amazing shot! Love this! ❤️❤️
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Behind The Lens

Location

I created this photo in the Czech Republic during private photo event with my good friends photographers. We took advantage of a unique opportunity to take a pictures of a young Siberian tiger, which moves free in the countryside. The scene was carefully selected to faithfully match the natural biotope of the tiger. Although it was the young animal in human care, this action was not without risk. The tiger ran about 10 meters from us. It was an unusual experience to be in the presence of this majestic animal.

Time

I remember very well, it was the first wekend of year 2017, was winter morning around nine hours, was a big frost, the temperature dropped below minus 20 degrees, we lay motionless in the snow and we waited for the right moment. Me and my friends we felt too cold, but the tiger was in his best cool.

Lighting

The morning haze over the landscape gave the scene the ideal diffuse light. Therefore, there are no highlights on the snow and the fur and there are no significant shadows on the tiger.

Equipment

I worked with my favourite very fast digital camera Nikon D5. And the first time I tried in action my new lens Nikkor 200-500 f/5,6. I have stabilized this kit on a carbon tripod Really Right Stuff TVC-32G Versa, thanks to him I could be very very low over the snow, right in the frog position.

Inspiration

I love nature and especially wild animals. But I'm very busy at work, now I can not take part in a time-consuming wilderness expedition. And I think that collective photographic expedition directly into the habitat of the critically endangered tiger is not correct. That's why I took advantage of the unique possibility of assisted photographing of a wild animal in human care, that does not shake the human presence and creates only small risk for the photographer.

Editing

I love natural photos. Shots without big adjustments. I try to capture all my photos so I do not have to use the post-processing. I know it is very modern and trendy today, but I do not work with PS or LR or other software. I invoke my NEF only in Nikon Capture and make only minor edits. Maybe my photos could be even more attractive, but I want to show real reality.

In my camera bag

The contents of my robust Tamrac bag is primarily a powerful digital camera that I can rely on in every weather. Now I'm normally using the body Nikon D5 and the backup body Nikon D850. I normally wear Nikkor lenses 24-70 f/2.8 and 70-200 f/2.8. These "workers" have always been with me. On the "macro" action I take the excellent old micro lens Nikkor 200 f/4 or micro 105 f/2,8. For animals and birds photography I need to pack "heavier weight" - I'm using the lens Nikkor 400 f/2.8 and now also a new lens Nikkor 200 f/2 lens. Data update 2024-03-23. The contents of my robust Tamrac bag today: recent years I've been gradually upgrading to Nikon mirrorless Z cameras and the corresponding Z lenses. Currently it's the camera Z9 and Z8 plus the lenses Nikon Z 24-70 f/2.8, Nikon Z 70-200 f/2.8, Z 100-400 f/4.5-5.6, Z 180-600 f/5.6-6.3 and Z 800 f/6.3.

Feedback

When it comes to photographing the endangered animal species, I recommend the form of "assisted photography". It's about photographing a species of wild animal that is in human care. The animal is tame, working well with it, and it is especially safe for humans. Most importantly, the photographer does not disturb wild animals in their natural biotop. Today there is a trend commercial group photographic expeditions to exotic countries. From the yield is funded the rescue of endangered animal species. But too frequent visits of groups of people in animal biotopes are very disturbing and stressful for endangered animals and their food chain. These expeditions can become very destructive for small animal populations and, instead of rescuing animals, can speed their extinction. We all photographers have to think, whether our money really helps those animals.

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