Last expedition to China was a success in many ways. While it was mostly about the legal and illegal ivory markets we got a break up north to do some tiger-time. The early Spring thaw had started so some of the local cats were happy to get some sunshine. Amur (or Siberian) tigers tend to have a thicker coat than the subspecies located further south…
And from Siberia, proof that some animals don’t actually mind the cold…
The Siberian (or Amur) subspecies population is reasonably stable at the moment, albeit the genetic makeup is creating some concern.
One of the best places to take photos of Siberian tigers (lao hu) is still…Siberia.
“On ice” (no, I can’t explain it)
And there’s nothing quite like being out in -25 C temperatures to create a strong yearning to be back in NZ 🙂