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Sumatran Tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae)

By Ray42
Many thanks for the comments and clicks on the Orchids - always appreciated. Back to the WHF for a couple more cats

The Wildlife Heritage Foundation is a UK based charity working hard to ensure that the big cat species of the world are protected from extinction. Based in Kent UK they are an active partner in the European Endangered Species Breeding Programmes (EEP), as well as setting up education programmes for the people that share the habitats of these wonderful cats. The WHF is also raising awareness and funding for big cat projects around the world.
Currently they have been very successful with the Amur Leopard and the Sumatran Tiger. The Sumatran Tiger only 30 are known and of which only 4 are breeding females - difficulty in re-introduction in Sumatra due to deforestation.
V1 and 4 is one of the two cubs reared
V2 is Nias the father and boy was he huge standing on his back legs over 12 feet high
V3 he mad me jump so engrossed in trying to get a shot right up against the chain link fence - I think he fancied me for its dinner methinks!! Taken at 18mm and no cropping
They really are wild

Tags: Animal Sumatran tiger Pets and captive animals Panthera tigris sumatrae

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Comments


22 Jul 2012 7:22PM
V1 for me of this set a very fine capture of this stunning anima; nice work

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gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
22 Jul 2012 7:24PM
A fine set of images of beautiful animals. - gary
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2012 7:34PM
A lovely set of images. V1 for me. Seems like an angry expression
Jim
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
22 Jul 2012 7:36PM
Impressive set here Ray.

Ken
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
22 Jul 2012 7:36PM
Beautiful images, Ray, and what a wonderful job the WHF does. Carol
22 Jul 2012 7:37PM
Great shot, he looks angry.
Tom
22 Jul 2012 7:37PM
Excellent set, that v3 must have been some wake up.
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
22 Jul 2012 8:13PM
Such magnificent looking creatures and a most enjoyable set of images.

Ann
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
22 Jul 2012 8:37PM
Images with impact ~ a good set.

Albert
mrswoolybill Plus
9 971 1494 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2012 8:53PM

Quote:Great shot, he looks angry.
Or hungry???
Moira
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
22 Jul 2012 9:29PM
Excellent work.

Rock
22 Jul 2012 9:44PM
Fantastic shots Ray he looks bloody unfriendly, got a bad attitude just like me.
Gary
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2012 9:57PM
A fabulous creature - you've captured his spirit really well in this set! Tigers are superb creatures - and BIG - compared with other big cats. Love this set - it's just wonderful!
Ann
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2012 9:58PM
V1 and 4 would have to be my favourites but a good set
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
22 Jul 2012 10:26PM
My favourite is V 1 with that snarling response to your attentions, Ray, closely followed by V 4: the WHF does some great work here in preserving the species.
Ronnie.
22 Jul 2012 11:49PM
Love the capture in V1, my favourite I think but fantastic series. We loved it at the WHF, they do great work there and the photo days are great fun.

Julie
lesliea 7 2 Australia
23 Jul 2012 5:22AM
Beautiful sets of images Ray well captured.
Allen, Smile
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
23 Jul 2012 5:53PM
GRRRRR.......GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Ade
23 Jul 2012 6:25PM
A great set .... but V1 really is exceptional...
23 Jul 2012 6:33PM
Brave images . Fabulous to see. Gill.
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
23 Jul 2012 7:03PM
Lovely set of images Ray. Glad you enjoyed your day.
Ron
jasonrwl Plus
6 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2012 9:46PM
All good Ray but v1 is absolutely superb - what a great expression and so well taken. It gets my award today.
Jason
moiral 6 12 Scotland
23 Jul 2012 10:03PM
A super set of shots of my favourite big cat. Beautiful. Moira
Good shots Ray, V1 is outstanding,

John
24 Jul 2012 10:07PM
All brilliant images Ray,but V1 is superb,what an expression,well done..Lin
NeilWigan Plus
6 13 15 England
24 Jul 2012 11:25PM
V1 for me Ray, captures the essence of the beast.
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
25 Jul 2012 7:10AM
Fantastic and great set of images,all very beautiful indeed,
saeid
PaulLiley 7 2 13 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2012 1:33PM
Superb set Ray. Fearsome. Paul
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2012 5:23PM
V1 captures a typical big cat grumpSmileSmileSmile A very good set.
Carole
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2012 2:16PM
You certainly have a great set here Ray, V1 and V4 are amazing!
Lillian
rayme330 4 17 1 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2012 4:52PM
A wonderfully fierce tiger portrait, Ray. Good set all round.


Ray
27 Jul 2012 5:53PM
Smashing set Ray, V4 my fav' this time.,

John Smile
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
28 Jul 2012 7:30AM
Wha a feline beauty, captured n perfect detail.
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2012 10:14AM
Torn between 1, 2 & 4 here. Lovely images taken at a wonderful place. Without WHF and it's partners world wide these guys would be extinct. I have a treasure trove of images from here too.
SandraKay Plus
9 233 4 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2012 4:59PM
Splendid work indeed. V1 comes first in my book with V4 a close second.
Sandra
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
29 Jul 2012 8:37PM
Four terrific tiger images Ray, he looks rather menacing in v1
Ridgeway 9 222 2 Ireland
3 Aug 2012 12:30AM
A great set by all accounts and not a Fairy amongst them,,Wink
Dublin zoo had two Sumatran tiger cubs a while back,,there in my pf a few pages back.
(i'll get page no)
Big and powerful beasts,,brilliant.

Aidan,,
Ridgeway 9 222 2 Ireland
3 Aug 2012 12:38AM
The cubs are on page 23,,TongueTongue
3 Aug 2012 10:06AM
Beautiful images of a beautiful creature. I love these animals and don't really like to see them cages but if that is the only way we have to save them than we are doing a great job by doing that. Amazing animals even the cubs look big and powerful. great images of as well. Well done to you Smile
evelen 11 5 England
3 Aug 2012 6:25PM
wonderful set of shots.
eve.
Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 5:20AM
Amazing set! V1 for the grumpy face, V4 for the pose! Lovely... IB

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