jueves, 13 de febrero de 2014

Tigers Forever photo gallery by Steve Winter

Steve Winter’s amazing images address the plight of a magnificent big cat. 

About Tigers Forever

National Geographic photographer Steve Winter spent a decade in search of wild tigers, devoted to capturing their magnificence and telling their story. 
In this book 150 images by the award-winning photographer illustrate the tiger's fight for survival. 
Tigers Forever is also the name of a Panthera conservation programme, which aims to increase tiger numbers by 50 per cent in key sites throughout Asia over 10 years. 

Find out more about Tigers Forever. 

See more photography by Steve Winter

14-month-old cubs cool off in a watering hole, Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, India

Biologists measure a cub at Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary, Thailand. Its mother was satellite-collared for a study on female tigers.

A young male tiger walks through elephant grass, Kaziranga National Park, India

A tigress cools off in the shade during a very hot day, Bandhavgarh National Park, India

Tigers sometimes feed on carrion. This rhino, killed by poachers, provided a meal for a tigress with two eight-month-old cubs and the large male pictured, Kaziranga National Park, India

A Bengal tiger stalks an Asian elephant calf through tall grass, but the herd protected the youngster and the tiger left hungry, Kaziranga National Park, India

A tiger triggers a camera-trap while hunting at night in the forests of northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

Two veterinarians and a forest ranger hold a tiger cub post surgery. He was saved from a wire snare, tranquilised and driven 20 hours to Banda Aceh, Sumatra, where his leg was amputated.

As part of the first study to track the movements of female Indochinese tigers, Thai biologists sedated this tigress to fit her with a satellite collar. They discovered she was pregnant, making her a valuable study animal.

Researchers examine camera-trap pictures from Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary, Thailand. The photographs are helping to track tigers’ movements and estimate their numbers.

15-month-old cubs spar in a small pond, practicing fighting skills that will help them survive as adults.

A caravan of tourists photograph a tiger that wears a satellite collar. Tigers in Bandhavgarh National Park attract about 100,000 visitors each year.

A tigress and her cubs leave Bandhavgarh National Park, India, through a ruined fence. The wide-roaming cats frequently move in and out of the park. 

Tigers thrive amidst the weave of mangroves and wetlands in the Indian Sundarbans, huge delta wetlands on the Bay of Bengal.

A 10 month-old cub yawns at midday, India. Tigers tend to be most active from dusk to dawn and sleep during the heat of the day.

A tiger rears on its hind legs, raking claw marks into a tree trunk to demarcate territory for passing tigers, India.

Tigers Forever by Steve Winter book cover. 

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