Tigers is an outstanding collection of photographs showing these fearsome yet magnificent animals in action. Tigers are the largest big cats in the world and because of this, many cultures consider the tiger to be a symbol of strength, courage and dignity. They are featured in ancient mythology and folklore and continue to be depicted in modern films and literature.
You'll discover how tigers are adapted for hunting: A tiger's paws and claws are one of its greatest weapons during the hunt. Strong, and powerful enough to kill prey with a swipe, the bones in their paws also have cord-like ligaments to buffer them from the impact of hitting prey at a full run. You'll also learn many other fascinating facts, such as how each tiger is unique – did you know that no two tigers have the same pattern of stripes? Or that you can tell a tiger's age by its nose? Young tigers have a pink nose which gradually darkens, turning orange, then a blackish-brown as it reaches maturity.
With full captions explaining how these incredible animals hunt and feed, rear their young and survive in the wild, Tigers is a brilliant examination in 150 outstanding colour photographs of this beautiful animal.
1. Tiger Species
4. Tiger Cubs
Paula Hammond is a best-selling author. She has written over 50 fiction and non-fiction books, as well as short stories, comics, poetry and scripts for educational DVDs. Her titles include The Atlas of Endangered Animals, The Atlas of Dangerous Animals, Predators and Bugs. When not glued to the keyboard, she can usually be found prowling around second-hand books shops or hunkered down in a hide, soaking up the joys of the natural world.