Bengal Tiger

By: Manjotphotography | Posted: 08th March 2011

Bengal Tiger
Physical characteristics
A mutation of the Bengal subspecies, the white tiger, has dark brown or reddish brown stripes on a white background, and some are entirely white. Black tigers have tawny, yellow or white stripes on a black background color.
Habitat
The Bengal tiger is most numerous in the mangrove forests of the Sundarbans in eastern India and Bangladesh where the River Ganges meets the Bay of Bengal. They are also found in other areas of India as well as some parts of Nepal and Burma. Since Bengal tigers are solitary and do not like to share their hunting grounds, they need large home ranges in which to hunt. Males occupy about 20 square miles, while females typically require 17 square miles. A tiger usually has several dens in its home range and uses whichever one is most convenient at the time.
India
The Bengal tiger has been a national symbol of India since about the 25th century BCE when it was displayed on the Pashupati seal of the Indus Valley Civilisation. On the seal, the tiger, being the largest, represents the Yogi Shiva's people. The tiger was later the symbol of the Chola Empire from 300 CE to 1279 CE and is now designated as the official animal of India
DID YOU KNOW?
The roar of a Bengal tiger can be heard 2 miles away.
Bengal tigers purr. Domestic cats purr when breathing in as well as out - tigers purr only when breathing out.
After killing its prey, the tiger always starts feeding from the hindquarters first.
A tiger is a voracious eater. It can kill the equivalent of 30 buffaloes a year, and eat 65 pounds of meat in a night.

Tigers, unlike many other cats, often eat meat that has begun to putrefy.
The Siberian tiger, a cousin of the Bengal tiger, is the world's largest cat.

Manjot Singh
For Manjot Singh wildlife & Nature photography embodies much more than taking pictures of animals. It's about gaining insight through interaction with other living creatures. It's about the challenge of capturing behavior, color, composition and light in that one perfect moment that brings life to the subject. The beauty of the images is important, but the true heart of Manjot's photography is focused on bringing about a greater appreciation of nature and its preservation.

Presently, as a freelance photographer I am deeply involved in Wildlife & Nature Photography of India. Today, Wildlife photography remains no more to be just my hobby it is my infirmity now.

I am thankful to my loving Visitor: - Manjot Singh.
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