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Snow-white by Allerlei Snow-white by Allerlei
The Bengal tiger baby female - white form (Panthera tigris, Tygr indický/bengálský - bílá forma, Status: Endangered) from ZOO Bratislava, Slovakia.

DID YOU KNOW THAT... even they are beautiful at our eyes, they are mutants and they should not be bred? Some states are starting to forbid it. :nod:


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I love the composition and colours - I appreciate that you managet to take very bright, but also vivid shot. But at the same time, there are no overexposed, burned places! Very nice work, I remember the weather conditions and you did very well that day. I only mind, that some of the tiger's stripes appear to be reddish :D he looks like covered with blood a bit :D

But I like this photo - quality is very nice, perfectly sharp tiger cub looks perfect with blurred background behind her.

Very nice work - maybe you should add some little info about inbreeding to inform the people :D
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Savou Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love tigers ♥
... and your photos! :D
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:iconallerlei:
Allerlei Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much, i'm glad you like them :D
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rain-boots Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those chocolate stripes are divine!
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:iconallerlei:
Allerlei Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Agreed! :D
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IZluver87 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Wow! Wut a gorgeous tiger!! Such beautiful eyes! XD
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:iconallerlei:
Allerlei Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
She's pretty, I agree :D
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IZluver87 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
She sure is. ^_^
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Draconicat Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
Such a beautiful shot of her! And I do agree that they shouldn't be bred -- not so much because they're a mutation, but because it requires so much dangerous inbreeding. Poor white tigers....
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Allerlei Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Finally somone who knows what's he's saying :hug:
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Draconicat Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
*hugs you back*
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LittleMissMischief Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You have been featured here [link] :)
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:iconallerlei:
Allerlei Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! :hug:
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LittleMissMischief Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :)
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katanimate Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You know, that's how they created dogs, right? Many generations of breeding different mutations of the wild wolf. So, who is to say whether white tigers should be bred or not? Though I do understand the health problems caused by inbreeding. There was plenty of that during the man-made creation of dogs too.
Lovely photo! It's a great shot, with excellent colors and composition!
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Allerlei Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I think that's also a problem: many times I've seen a dog and it looked like rat in my eyes and the rest of the people around were doing "aaaaaww, it's so cute!" Well, to me they are not cute, just poor things :/
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Squeakybauble Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
...rat dogs. ew. I work for animal control and they are... how do I say this nicely? Usually the most yappiest, annoying biters ever. You want inbreeding? How do you all think they got the "Tea Cup" version of many small dogs?
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Allerlei Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, as I said here, I don't like "Tea cup" dogs :) to me they are poor creatures and they even doesn't look like dogs but like rats :)
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Squeakybauble Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
I just don't like the size of them and I do feel pity for them. People buy them for "cuteness" but do not actually know how to take care of them properly. I don't mind looking at them, but I'd never own one. I'm more of a weimreiner/rottwieller(sp?)/ big specie dog owner. I'll stick with my three pitbulls and two kids. haha.
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Kenziiquinn Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Student General Artist
Yeah! Dog breeds were created like that. But the thing is, tigers are generally supposed to be wild, and white coats have a hard time camouflaging. My guess would be no to breed them, because there should be more natural-colored ones then white ones in the wild. Unless we're planning on domesticating the tiger. But I can see the counter-argument on this topic, too!
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katanimate Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
True, but with human expansion and overpopulation... tigers aren't going to last long in the wild. I'm a tiger lover myself, so it saddens me as well. Wild tigers will go extinct (unless there are sudden dramatic changes, which I doubt). And they don't release white tigers into the wild (or many tigers at all) so there wont be any wild white tigers which need the added camouflage.

(wolves are generally supposed to be wild also)

I guess my point is... humans will do as they please. There will always be controversy and differing opinions. But in the end, people will do what they always do. Kill stuff and create stuff.
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Kenziiquinn Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Student General Artist
True as well! Humans have been populating insanely since the last.. eh, I say 50 years. Getting to our 7 billionth child in perhaps a year. But just because, doesn't mean Tigers, or any other animal for that matter, will go extinct. At least, not without a long fight. Populations of certain species only dropped severely before society realized what they were doing. I do believe, with the new demand to be 'green', and with new generations being crudely aware of nature and its power, society has made changes, and thus, hopefully, nature won't fall and crumble beneath our feet as fast as it would have. But keeping the majority of the population of tigers in captivity in attempts to save the species would actually be hurting the ecosystem. And maybe bred in captivity tigers won't be released to the wild, but once an animal is taken from the wild, it should be given back.

Anyways, you think we should breed white tigers to be in captivity? They are beautiful animals, but perhaps it would be more productive to breed natural colored tigers to be rehabilitated and save the population?
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katanimate Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm talking about human nature, my own opinions aside. Just as it is in the tiger's nature to kill and eat it's prey, even take live prey back to it's cubs to be chased and chewed on alive. It's in human nature to manipulate the things around us. So, who is to say whether something like this is "right" or "wrong"? If we were ever to do "right" by the tiger, we would have never had any kept in captivity and we never would have encroached on the tiger's territory in the first place. But we did, because it is in our nature.

Personally, I don't think there should be any wild animals kept in captivity. But as long as there are people there will be captive wild animals, and as long as there are captive wild animals they will be bred, legally or illegally.
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XariaCMYK Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Student General Artist
Cute!
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StrawberrieMew Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
What if they were to breed a healthy orange tiger with a white one?
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Allerlei Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Mhm, interesting question... I don't know, I'm not good in genealogy, but maybe that wouldn't be so problematic and cruel...
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StrawberrieMew Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
Hehe, don't worry! Neither am I. I just thought you might have known, but I agree! I don't think they should continue breeding sick animals... but I don't want them to go extinct either. They are my favorite animal. :D Anyway, great photo. :love:
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Squeakybauble Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
I'm not in the genealogy at all, but from what I have seen, heard, and researched myself, regardless of breeding a whit with an orange, it's a 90 percentile that it'll be orange. Orange is a dominant colouration. Example. A blue eyed person makes love to a brown eyed. They have a kid. The kid starts out with blue and then goes brown because of the dominant attributes of the colour. I don't know if that makes sense, but I can break it down for you if you'd like.
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StrawberrieMew Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Haha, yes I know that, they showed me that in Biology class. Like if a blonde person has a child with a brown haired person, the percentage that the child will have blonde hair is only 25%. But even though 90% is very high, there is still a chance that it could come out white. :) Anyway... if it's bad for them, it's best they don't keep breeding. Thank you for the information! ^^
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Squeakybauble Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
Not a problem. Best part is, you understand that gibberish I wrote where most people look at me like "Duh?" lol. But yeah, if the percentile is getting higher for the white tigers due ot inbreeding, there's an issue. Even breeding a genuine orange with an inbred white (no relations anywhere in the line of the orange) then there'll still be that inbreeding percentage between the two non relationed colours and breeding the cubs of the orange to another white (again, no relation), still passes on the inbreeding. You can attempt to out-breed the inbreeding percentage, but no matter what you do, there will always be that 1% in any cubs from there on in.
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StrawberrieMew Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Ahh okay. I understand now. I hope they find a way to fix that problem! :) Lovely photo.
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TribalWolfSpirit Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Awesome!
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:iconallerlei:
Allerlei Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D
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CoreyDixon Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
flipping awesome
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Allerlei Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D
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little-mermaid-art Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Magnificent
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Allerlei Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D
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PaintedCricket Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eh? Why?
Does the white cause blindness or deafness as it does to the piebald and white mutations of the domestic dogs and cats? If not, I don't see what's so wrong with it--all animals have their mutation, but they're not all bad.
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Allerlei Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Because... it's inbreeding. When there are "orange" tigers and they have white baby, that's okay, it's nature. But now all white tigers in the world are relatives. Do you rememeber Habsburks? How they looked like, how they were retarded because they mated only with relatives? These tigers are something similar. Mother of these kittens can't see probably and usually these tigers can't even walk properly. They can have Down syndrome, mental disabilities, and birth defects. And of course they can be blind.

Would you breed white blind dog with another white blind dog, just because they are blind and you SIMPLY WANT to have white dog? Even it could be blind and it can be in pain because it couldn't walk properly? I hope you wouldn't.

You can also look here: [link] :)
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PaintedCricket Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now it makes sense.

Well, I wouldn't, but people have. See the lundehund's history? It was a very carefully bred, lovely hunting dog! But then people abandoned the breed and it declined in population until there was, apparently, only one female and about five males. All the dogs of the breed are descended from those. It's scary. But besides a disease that's controlled by diet, there isn't much that keeps them from doing what they do--it's just most likely ridiculously painful!
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EveVictus Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a beautiful tiger! :heart:
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Allerlei Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, she's cutie :D
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EveVictus Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitely! :D
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Redaxelnax Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Beautiful! ^^
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Allerlei Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D
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Redaxelnax Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
yw ^^
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful colors and great shot!
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Allerlei Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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StefanosDTsougranis Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just beautiful..
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