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Day 93 - The price of beauty by MonsterBrand Day 93 - The price of beauty by MonsterBrand


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White Bengal tigers are not "albino". Their light coats are actually achieved through a
rare genetic mutation that is mostly achieved through inbreeding in captivity.
Due to the nature in which these captive tigers are bred, many are born with crossed
eyes, skeletal and mouth deformations and in some cases, mental retardation.
Not all white tigers are born through captive inbreeding though. Currently, there is
a very small percentage that simply pass down the recessive 'white coat' gene
through breeding a white tiger and a 'normal' orange and black Bengal Tiger.


Want to learn more about the genetic line of white tigers?
You can check out a report by Lauren Begany, here: review-of-current-research.sts…

*Shot through glass.



*Part of my "One photo a day for an entire year" Project.
You can follow the progress of this one-year-long project
here in my DeviantArt gallery: monsterbrand.deviantart.com/ga…


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BellaGBear Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
haha he looks a bit lazy :D
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wickedphoenix93 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the mood of the shot and the title make this magnificent. nicely done!
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mankrikscow Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
the title for this photo is perfect. I love the picture :) and i hope nothing's wrong with this kitty :(
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MonsterBrand Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
Nothing appeared to be wrong with her on the outside, she just seemed a tad overweight though.

Thanks for checking out my photo ;)
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mankrikscow Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
ah i see :) no problem, you got amazing work!
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Hockaloo Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
I think they're beautiful, but I just hate the way the beauty is achieved...
Great shot!
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cravenredblood Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*sigh* Gorgeous ..... crap I got stuck browsing through your images and forgot to finish my work
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cravenredblood Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOOOOOVE IT
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Pronus Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Nice pic and an educational description.
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KIARAsART Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
I really like this one. He looks exhausted in his black cage. Just like he knows, he is only living this dull cage life because people wanted to see another colored tiger.
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Ebillan Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Just so you're aware, inbreeding isn't the only way this can be achieved. The gene is simply recessive, so breeding two white tigers gives a 1/2 to 3/4 chance of having white offspring, while breeding a white tiger and a normal one would usually only result in a 1/4 chance. White tigers are rare, so typically in one zoo the white tigers they do have will be related, which is why they're often inbred.
I believe there are programs in place to bring non-related white tigers into zoos to stop the inbreeding, which is great.

Anyhow, this is a good photo. I'm not sure whether the colour effect was caused by the glass or if you used a filter, but I like it c:
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MonsterBrand Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
Hey there :wave: Thank you for the info. I actually was aware that the white coloration was a recessive gene. My description was only referring to breeding programs in zoos and parks (sorry about that, I should have been more thorough in what exactly I was referring to).

As for the blue coloration of the photo, I included that from scratch in Photoshop through a set of Actions I created.

Thank you again :heart:
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SpiritWolf35 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
What a beautiful tiger.:)
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Vergilicious Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Yes, I fully agree, poor human mankind. The only animal that is smart enough to destroy everything incl. its own kind.

Nice shot though. :aww:
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muriel78 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Nice shot. I agree good thing ur behind glass
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LunarDino Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh, thank goodness you were on the other side of a window. I was like "Woah, this looks like a dangerous shot, don't you think?" and then when I finished reading the description I was like "Oh. Phew. Ok."

That's an excellent shot. you can't even tell there's glass there. :D
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