Friday Photo: 23 May

May 23rd, 2014 at 8:02 am by Chthoniid

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…

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Friday Photo: 21 June

June 21st, 2013 at 9:08 am by Chthoniid

And from Siberia, proof that some animals don’t actually mind the cold…

Amur Tiger

Amur Tiger

The Siberian (or Amur) subspecies population is reasonably stable at the moment, albeit the genetic makeup is creating some concern.

Friday Photo: 1 February

February 1st, 2013 at 9:12 am by Chthoniid

One of the best places to take photos of Siberian tigers (lao hu) is still…Siberia.


“On ice” (no, I can’t explain it)

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“Old Tiger”

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And there’s nothing quite like being out in -25 C temperatures to create a strong yearning to be back in NZ 🙂