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Amur Tiger Cubs

By Lillian  
Two of the baby Amur Tiger Cubs bathing in sunshine at WHF in Kent
A place that should be on any wildlife photographers wish list!

Spent another wonderful day with other EPZers ohhing and ahhing all day
so many beautiful Big Cats and their babies..magical!

Thanks Bob for doing the driving and to Val, Ann and Elaine for meeting us there
hope that you enjoyed as much as Moira and I....we are off out again soon!
as another fine day and she goes back to Scotland tomorrow.

Thanks everyone for commenting yesterday and
Thanks to Phil for your GEA, Hugh, John and Fred for your User Awards..

I really will play a better game of catch up tomorrow
but to show each days sample photo to you


Tags: General Cubs Pets and captive animals Amur tiger Wildlife and nature

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andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2012 7:16AM
fantastic detail lillian wonderful dof brilliant colour and light a real stunner nice one Wink

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marktc Plus
6 86 14 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2012 7:19AM
Simply superb Lillian!
ValSaxby Plus
11 145 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2012 7:21AM
They are little beauties Lillian. Thanks for your company yesterday. Another wonderful day out.
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2012 7:23AM
Very cute and cuddly.
CarolG Plus
9 196 19 Greece
1 Nov 2012 7:26AM
It's certainly on my wish list, Lillian, but rather a long journey for me Wink. What a delightful capture, too. Carol
Franko59 5 3 2 England
1 Nov 2012 7:37AM
The Amur tigers and leopards have become a passion of mine with regular visits to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. I haven't been to this particular park but it looks like a must go to place! Your image is stunning and I'm very envious as I haven't seen let alone photographed a cub! The more coverage these magnificent creatures get and their plight in the wild the more chance we have of saving them! Regards ,,Ian
capto Plus
4 4.0k 8 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2012 7:48AM
What a photogenic subject!
WHF is indeed a great place. It is one of my best photo days that I have had, and it's only a short drive for me.
This must be one of many great shots from the day, look forward to seeing more.

morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2012 7:52AM
Wonderful image Lillian, he / she does look very cute and cuddly, though I'm not sure it would be a good idea to get that close Smile

AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2012 7:53AM
A fine capture Lillian - up close with fine detail and the awwww factor in spades!
Thanks for organising our day out. I loved it!
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2012 8:04AM
Excellent capture Lillian,
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
1 Nov 2012 8:31AM
A delight to veiw this image, Lillian. Don't they look so cute and cuddly, but reckon you'd find out differently in yu tried!

Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
1 Nov 2012 8:48AM
Like the pose and details too Lillian
regards Richard
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2012 8:52AM
This is a lovely image Lillian. Well posed and excellent detail
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
1 Nov 2012 8:59AM
Delightful composition Lillian.

WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
1 Nov 2012 9:04AM
Expertly done, Lillian. The pose and expression is down to the cubs but you've captured them at a great angle. The lighting is excellent and the dof spot on. Beautiful image.

1 Nov 2012 9:18AM
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
1 Nov 2012 9:33AM
Cue and cuddly as Sue says, but best not to try that latter, I guess: lovely shot of them basking in the late sun, Lillian.
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2012 9:34AM
Oh Lillian, they are gorgeous. Nick and I had recently decided that next time anyone organises a meet at WHF we will travel up and make a couple of days away. We both adore big cats (little ones too).Grin
Glad you had a good day, a beautiful image, makes one want a cuddle.... send some of your sunshine this way Lillian.

AnnJ Plus
5 5 Scotland
1 Nov 2012 10:16AM
Wonderful, just so cute. Ann.
7 10 10 England
1 Nov 2012 10:30AM
You certainly know how to get the best out of life Lillian.Smile Lovely image - keep 'em coming.
1 Nov 2012 10:40AM
Fabulous image and wonderful to hear you have had a great time with Moira ! Hope she behaved herself !!Wink
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2012 10:41AM
Love this Lillian - great with reflection also.
1 Nov 2012 11:21AM
gets the ahhhh vote for sure Lillian what a wee cutie lovely capture

Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2012 12:36PM
They look so angelic and cuddly as babies!
This is a most appealing image...
Misty56 8 22 1 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2012 12:37PM
Brilliant shot, love the image, thank you for your company yesterday, still sorting mine out, the DOF is stunning
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
1 Nov 2012 1:25PM
What a sweet and relaxed pose. Beautifully captured Lillian......Sandy
User_Removed 4 4 1 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2012 1:46PM
Hi Lillian, thank you for a wonderful day out yesterday am so looking forward to you topping this one? One of the key things I felt was the great tuition I especally recieved from Andy on this excellently organised and great day out. I will upload a picture later hopefully. Your photo of these 2 is stunning. I also look forward to seeing many many more. BobSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
1 Nov 2012 2:05PM
They look at peace with the world Lillian. They are obviously very content with life.
MacroMeister 4 62 4 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2012 2:06PM
What a purty pussy!Smile
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
1 Nov 2012 2:52PM
Great big Ahhh factor here Lillian.


taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
1 Nov 2012 3:02PM
Would love to join you all, these tigers are so very intereting!
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
1 Nov 2012 3:30PM
Beautifully appealing Lillian, saving their race.
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
1 Nov 2012 3:55PM
A couple of dozy looking characters here Lillian !!
Good shot.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
1 Nov 2012 4:42PM
Ah, how very cuddly - I want one! Wink A super capture, Lillian, love it Smile
Trev Smile
graceland 12 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2012 5:03PM
Tongue nice work Tongue
goso 10 2 1 Australia
1 Nov 2012 5:36PM
10/10 Lillian ...Bill
Nice shot Lillian great pose with the ahhh factor.

1 Nov 2012 5:46PM
Gorgeous! what else can I say Lillian? Smile

John Smile
JohnoP 11 2
1 Nov 2012 6:04PM
Simply delightful! John
Dave87 9 42 5 England
1 Nov 2012 7:15PM
The lighting is super.

sable 8 9 7 England
1 Nov 2012 9:58PM
What a stunning composition so well captured with great use of light - Elizabeth xx
Billyray 8 70 3 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2012 10:03PM
Excellent light on these two Lillian. Suoerb detail as usual and a cracking pose for you.
1 Nov 2012 11:02PM
What a excellent shot lovely soft detail just love it.
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 12:04AM
Silly me - thought the other cub was a reflection!
If I'd taken time to read the narrative properly
I'd have realised there were two!
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
2 Nov 2012 12:19AM
how lovely they are in their typical 'stressed cat' pose - very good Smile
Tibetan 4 3 England
2 Nov 2012 12:39AM

Quote:Fantastic detail lillian wonderful dof brilliant colour and light a real stunner nice one Wink

I think that's just right, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Loveable indeed, it's a shame they'll never see their real home though. At least they'll be safe here.

Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
3 Nov 2012 4:04PM
An absolutely enchanting image Lillian, you've definitely made the most of this opportunity. There was plenty of ooo'ing and aaarr'ing when I was down in Bristol too...........but that was just the Big O talking in his broad Bristolian accent!Grin
3 Nov 2012 5:03PM
Amazing. Wink
They are sooooooo cute Lillian
11 Nov 2012 5:10PM
so gorgeous

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