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International Tiger Day 2023: Witness the fierce beauty of the jungle cat

Check out the images of tigers from around the country photographed by Kairav Engineer from the founding family of Astral Pipes

Published: Jul 29, 2023 10:00:00 AM IST
Updated: Jul 28, 2023 07:19:29 PM IST

International Tiger Day was established in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in Russia by the countries home to tigers. The Global Tiger Initiative, a group of nations and conservation organisations, chose this date to raise awareness about the global loss of the tiger population, to protect their natural habitat, and to conserve the species.

One of the most iconic cats in the world, tigers have mesmerised humans with the grace in their stride, precision in hunting, and the lushness of their skin. Their appearance is royal, and their presence is crucial for the forest ecosystem. The black and yellow stripes have enamoured the fashion industry and inspired artists and photographers.

Kairav Engineer is one such wildlife photographer. The executive director at Astral Limited has documented breathtaking wildlife images worldwide. In his coffee table book Ranthambore, he has recorded in-depth notes about each tiger he captured through his camera lens. For International Tiger Day, Engineer shares some images he clicked and a few fascinating facts about the iconic animal.

International Tiger Day 2023: Witness the fierce beauty of the jungle cat
They communicate through roars, each with a unique frequency for individual recognition.

International Tiger Day 2023: Witness the fierce beauty of the jungle cat
Their powerful jaws can crush the skull and spine of large prey.

International Tiger Day 2023: Witness the fierce beauty of the jungle cat
They are silent stalkers and solitary hunters.

International Tiger Day 2023: Witness the fierce beauty of the jungle cat
Tigers are more genetically diverse compared to any other big cat species.

International Tiger Day 2023: Witness the fierce beauty of the jungle cat
 They are skilled swimmers with excellent night vision.

International Tiger Day 2023: Witness the fierce beauty of the jungle cat
 Like human fingerprints, each tiger’s stripe pattern is unique.

International Tiger Day 2023: Witness the fierce beauty of the jungle cat
Tigers are endangered. Only 3,900 of them remain in the wild today.

International Tiger Day 2023: Witness the fierce beauty of the jungle cat
The main reasons for the loss of the tiger population are poaching, climate change, and the destruction of their natural habitat.

International Tiger Day 2023: Witness the fierce beauty of the jungle cat

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