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Say Cheese

*Update: It's come to my attention that Tonghua here has recently passed away. He was 17, which is considered old age for a tiger and during that time he helped bring the plight of his species to many guests. He will definitely be missed.

Tigers are the largest of the big cats and are exclusively found in Asia from India to Vietnam, from Indonesia to the Russian Far East. The tiger can be divided into 9 subspecies: 4 are currently critically endangered and 3 are already extinct. Though estimations of tiger populations only a few years ago was 5,500-6,000, today populations are likely closer to 3,500 and are still declining. Dramatic declines of the tiger in India, thought to host the majority of the world's tigers, have fallen to less than 1,411. Overall, the past decade has seen a 40% reduction in tiger habitat, which now represents a mere 7% of its historic range. Poaching is a significant problem throughout the tiger's range, the demand for its body parts in traditional medicines, tonics, and exotic dishes driving a lucrative trade that is wiping out entire populations. Long-term threats include habitat fragmentation and prey depletion, which is accelerating the tiger's demise and subsequently reducing the long-term genetic viability of many populations.

If you want to help, the best for you to do is to educate yourself (, never buy products made from tigers or endangered species (, and tell others. Contact me for more information.

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2522x2522px 4.14 MB
Shutter Speed
10/1250 second
Focal Length
78 mm
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Date Taken
Jun 26, 2009, 12:22:13 AM
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MviluUatusun's avatar
This reminds me of an action one of my characters trains his pet big cat to do.  He calls it, "Smile pretty."  If I ever get that drawing done, I want to use this photo as the basis of the drawing.
Panderedragons's avatar
Cheeeeeese! :3 So gorgeous :heart:
KDNightstar's avatar
That grin is priceless!
BalloonPrincess's avatar
Magnificent piece!  :)
neimra's avatar
Hi! Good day! I'd like to as your permission if i can use this phot..i would like it to be my next tattoo.hope to have your permission. Thank you and regards

You can send me a copy of this photo on my email account thank you again
msteeq's avatar
cute smile. Reminds me of my friends dog when she smiles.
zecketo's avatar
that's deep be cause im zodic is the tiger ... now im sad :'(
moonkitty55's avatar
He\she I'd so cute he saying everybody is happy happy happy :)!!
lynneboreham's avatar
The Chinese kill more Tigers for medicine than any other country. Try saving them instead of eating them.
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GreenGosselin's avatar
Fantastic catch! I don't think I've seen an expression like that on a great cat. Kind of politely says, "Why, yes, I do intend to eat your spine."
NydiaCornejo's avatar
that is so funny! You caught him at a perfect time! May he rest in peace!
BlueLumi's avatar
Hello there, this is such a beautiful photograph! I have used this as a reference and gave you credit for the pose I have used. [link]
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Blubirdss's avatar
Featured here..hope you don't mind [link] :heart:
OlMountainWoman's avatar
you are featured here [link]
longlivart's avatar
He's smiling at the camera for you..... He thinks your a paparazzi.. Haha :D
RukahTsubasa's avatar
amazing pix! love it!8D
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PleisarPup's avatar
You captured the perfect expression on his face. Beautiful composition!
Wintella's avatar
Love it! The smile is great!
badneko's avatar
what sign are you in Chinesse horoscope ? =o
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