Ranthambore National Park, India

The excellent Bengal Tiger eyes looking straight into the camera in this close-up photograph. Being up close and personal with you. You can see the incredible details in his eyes.

copyright Anette Mossbacher, 6 April, 2020

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This photograph was captured with a X-T2 and a lens. The following settings were used:

  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Exposure time: 1/170s
  • ISO: 3200
  • Focal Length: 560mm

The original photograph has the following dimensions: 4954 by 2477 pixels (WxH).

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The excellent Bengal Tiger eyes looking straight into the camera in this close-up photograph. Being up close and personal with you. You can see the incredible details in his eyes. Bengal tigers are the largest cats in the cat family. However, the African lions are near as tall as tigers. It is indeed an endangered animal due to poaching and habitat decline. Undoubtedly the fur stripes of Bengal tigers are as unique as human fingerprints. It has the most prolonged canine teeth of all cats, around 12cm / 4 inches long. Bengal tiger eyes cannot see as much detail as we humans can. For their purpose, it is also not necessary. The primary function is to see three-dimensional perception and depth perception. Therefore, their eyes sit in front and not on the sides of their heads. Additionally, they also possess binocular vision, which lets them judge distances from their prey.

Bengal Tiger – India’s National Animal

The national animal of India is, of course, the Bengal tiger. Right now are about 2226 Bengal tigers in the wild. The latest tiger count was 2016 in India. The source of this statistic is the government. Independent organizations have indeed not confirmed this. This photograph of the Bengal tiger eyes we photographed in Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan, India. Explicitly the power and beauty of the Bengal tiger make it an icon. Indeed a beautiful, fascinating predator.

Bengal tigers, Panthera tigris, are listed as endangered animals on the IUCN list.

Do not these Bengal tiger eyes have a mysterious look? You cannot get more up close and personal with such an elusive predator in the wild. Explore more of these kinds of wildlife photography. You can discover our close up photography portfolio. Our nature photographs are for sale of license or fine art photo prints.

 

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