You all know that I'm a big fan of domesticated cats, but I also like big cats a lot. Siberian tiger from Kosice ZOO, Slovakia.
Dirty ambient was because of too much snow and rain, really bad weather, but when I returned in May, his place looked way better. There is a stream from a mountain in front of him, so he has clean water all the time.
'specially people who kills/capture snakes for stupid things....I still remember an old show about a women and a crew want to make like a peace between snakes and humans. (India maybe???) there some crazy-assed b!tches capture innocent snakes, remove their canines (which contains both, the snake's poison AND the spit that helps predigest the snake's prey) to make senseless shows BY these weak snakes...ANYWAYS after she captured that crazy guy and found numerous innocent snakes without canines and start insulting and shouting at the guy asking him why?....believe what he say...."they're just gonna die after 70 days!" like he didn't do a single thing!
try eating something WITHOUT having any 'water' in your mouth, thats IMPOSSIBLE! when I was in the sixth class *enter aww COME ON!!! here* that was the first time I (we) learned the digestive system....as far as I heard....very beginning of all that is inside the mouth (by spit) same goes with snakes....and even if they didn't die just because of that, snakes (as far as I know) does not drink water like other creatures their spit is like the water for them....
all-out information.....without canines, even US cant eat right without them! (one of my cats doesn't have the bottom ones....he still can eat but not that ease) plus, how a snake can poison their prey without canines? AAAND without these, there's no spit, that help digestive their food/preys AND make them fine (what will happen to your neck/body from inside without drinking/any liquor at least?)
Please don't get me wrong... it's a great photo of a tiger... but his living (?) conditions make me very sad and angry. What an insult to such a magnificent creature to keep him cooped up in such an enclosure. There is pain in his eyes...
I actually kind of like the gritty, dirty look; it makes him look wilder and more feral (even though I know he's a zoo animal), as if you were just wandering through some village in Siberia, when suddenly HUNGRY TIGER! Though it would be rather terrifying to come across this scene outside of the safety of a zoo.
Great expression that you've captured, and the angle you've shot it from looks like he is ready to lunge out of the page. Beautiful.