Tuesday, 15 February 2011


I make no apologies for including another brace of zoo images – partly because it's been so horribly grey here and I haven't been out shooting, but principally because these majestic creatures need all the help they can get. According to the WWF, three tiger sub-species – the Bali, Javan, and Caspian – have become extinct in the past 70 years. The six remaining sub-species – the Amur, Bengal, Indochinese, Malayan, South China, and Sumatran tigers – are all threatened by poaching and habitat loss. Indeed, in the last 100 years, tiger numbers have fallen by a staggering 95%, with only an estimated 3,200 now left in the wild. For more, visit http://www.worldwildlife.org/species/finder/tigers/index.html

1. Canon 1Ds MkII, 1/250 sec, f/8, 400mm at ISO 640

2. Canon 1Ds MkII, 1/80 sec, f/10. 400mm at ISO 640

Both images alas shot through glass

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