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May 30, 2016 13:42 |  #1

Tiger Canyons is a re-wilding project in South Africa with the aim of creating a free-ranging, self-sustaining tiger population outside of Asia. More info can be found here: http://www.tigercanyon​s.co.za

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May 30, 2016 13:50 |  #2

Wonderful series of images, great mood in them all.


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May 30, 2016 15:03 |  #3

Beautiful images. I hope the Tiger Canyon project works out with no unintended consequence.


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May 30, 2016 17:08 |  #4

Love them


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May 30, 2016 17:29 |  #5

Beautiful work. Number 3 is my fav though


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Jun 10, 2016 15:18 |  #6

I like 4 and 5. All of them are very good, but those are my favs.


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Jun 10, 2016 15:44 |  #7

WOW.

Very nice!

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Jun 11, 2016 07:05 |  #8

Lovely photos!

ptcanon3ti wrote in post #18023934 (external link)
Beautiful images. I hope the Tiger Canyon project works out with no unintended consequence.

I completely agree with your point. Introducing a species that is not native to another ecosystem can have negative consequences as that species will compete with the native wildlife. Starlings and House sparrows are a good example here in the United States.


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Jun 12, 2016 10:12 |  #9

Fingers crossed it works out for these magnificent animals. Great set of shots, well done.


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Jun 12, 2016 12:17 |  #10

Beekeeper wrote in post #18035909 (external link)
Lovely photos!

I completely agree with your point. Introducing a species that is not native to another ecosystem can have negative consequences as that species will compete with the native wildlife. Starlings and House sparrows are a good example here in the United States.

Exactly correct! I actively exterminate both of those species from my yard.


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Jun 12, 2016 12:57 |  #11

Thanks for all the kind comments.

Just to be clear, they haven't just let loose a load of tigers into the Kruger to see what happens! This is a controlled experiment in a (very large) fenced reserve. There are intentionally no other big cats there for the tigers to compete with so the tigers have assumed the role of the apex predator. They are ambush predators like leopards so from the prey's point of view, it's no different to living in an area where there are leopards.

Tiger conservation in Asia just doesn't seem to be working. The exact number left is disputed (it's somewhere between 1500 and 2200 I believe) but there is consensus that the numbers are dwindling rapidly. I saw one report that estimated one tiger had been lost every day this year! They could fix this at a stroke by fencing the parks in India but for whatever reason this hasn't happened, and until they do it's going to be down to places like Tiger Canyons to preserve wild tigers.


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Jun 16, 2016 12:26 |  #12

Nice assortment of images. Well done.


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Jun 20, 2016 18:01 |  #13

Thank you for sharing


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Jun 21, 2016 20:44 |  #14

Whew! Those are some pretty spectacular photos.


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Dec 04, 2016 17:12 |  #15

Beautiful photos! I've been to Tiger Canyons (2015) and loved the shots I took there. On that trip, we paid the premium to have JV guide for us. I have a group that wants to go there in 2017 and I'm trying to better understand what the experience is like if you don't have JV leading the game drives. Did you use JV or other rangers? Any comments on what I am considering?


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