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carolyns July 27, 2017
Excellent! Love this action shot! Beautiful tiger!
 
Njomeza September 24, 2017
Wonderful
 
ManonPhotography September 26, 2017
Beautiful capture, I love tigers so much
 
Emailwalla September 27, 2017
Simply beautiful
 
priyaselvan September 27, 2017
wonderful shot!!!!
Superb
 
davidparkhurst September 27, 2017
So very good
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darrellgillenwater September 27, 2017
Beautiful
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Cricket123 September 27, 2017
Such a majestic animal..you caught all of his glory
 
Neckbone September 28, 2017
Awesome image. Beautiful capture. Congrats!
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edrobson October 01, 2017
Such a wonderful shot.
 
aboodabussaud October 04, 2017
Great capture!
 
kathyk_abq October 10, 2017
Awesome capture!
 
PetalFairy October 13, 2017
spectacular shot..perfect timing!
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JayneBug October 18, 2017
Magnificent capture!
 
JPP300 November 07, 2017
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
 
JPP300 November 07, 2017
Stunning Image
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EuroBen November 09, 2017
thank you :-)
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Arzhtatiana November 23, 2017
A stunning shot!
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Alfredo_Jose December 06, 2017
Wow, outstanding!
 
PSD9253 December 08, 2017
Luv it. Great Photo !!!
 
CatWezel66 December 12, 2017
Beautiful ????
 
vidvat January 28, 2018
Awesome shot!!
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EuroBen January 28, 2018
Thank You :-)
 
animals January 29, 2018
wonderful capture
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EuroBen January 29, 2018
Thank You :-)
 
elisabethhelen February 16, 2018
Wow!
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EuroBen February 18, 2018
Thank You :-)
 
michelleaylott March 11, 2018
wow awesome photo
 
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 July 30, 2018
Amazing photo, priceless quality.
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EuroBen July 30, 2018
Thank You :-)
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acglock July 30, 2018
Outstanding!!
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EuroBen July 30, 2018
Thank You :-)
 
isilvaphoto August 02, 2018
So much power in this picture
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EuroBen August 03, 2018
Grazie Mateus! :-)
 
EverydayLivingMoments August 03, 2018
Beautifully captured!
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EuroBen August 04, 2018
Thank You :-)
 
clem August 09, 2018
One of the very best.
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EuroBen August 10, 2018
Thank You! ... run to the finish :-)
 
gailperkins September 02, 2018
Beautiful! I love Siberian Tigers!
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judykarendal October 16, 2018
Absolutely stunning!
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Dibeau November 16, 2018
Stunning!
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Kimtography December 13, 2018
Brilliant !!
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EuroBen December 14, 2018
Thank You :-)
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thunderlake December 21, 2018
Incredible image! Wow! Voted #1
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EuroBen December 21, 2018
Thank You :-)
 
narendran-a Apr 08
Superb
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EuroBen Apr 08
Thank You :-)

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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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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.
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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