16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
E7680, tiger head (mounted specimen)

This illegally trafficked mounted tiger head was confiscated by US federal wildlife officials in 2013. Tigers are among the most critically endangered big cats in the world. There are an estimated 3,800 remaining in the wild and nearly 95% of traditional tiger habitat globally has been lost due to poaching, loss of habitat, and human-wildlife conflict. Tiger products often range from pelts, tiger bone medicines, and trophy mounts.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: , United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Copyright: © Alex Basaraba