Here's another tiger shot from our new Tigers & Leopards Photo Tour in South Africa.
Tigers in Africa? Yep, and you can read all about it on our blog.
The white tiger is not considered a tiger subspecies, but rather a mutant variant of the existing tiger subspecies. A white tiger's pale coloration is caused by the presence of a recessive gene. Estimations show that around one in 15,000 wild Bengal tiger births will result in a white tiger. Compared to normal colored tigers without the white gene, white tigers tend to be somewhat bigger, both at birth and as fully grown big adults.
The tiger reserve in South Africa has one of those remarkable white tigers. When I saw one up close for the first time, I noticed that it's not only their white coat and the paler stripes that make them so different from 'normal' tigers, it's also their eyes - truly mesmerizing.
Three trips are already fully booked, there are only 3 openings left on the fourth trip. If you want to join us on this unique opportunity to photograph two of the world's most beautiful big cats in stunning scenery, don't hesitate and reserve your spot now!