WPY 2012

Photograph Details

Winner 2012

Wildlife Photojournalist Award

Steve Winter, USA

The Tiger's Tale

'My aim with this story', says Steve, a photojournalist shooting for National Geographic, 'was to try to document the beauty of tigers, the serious threats they face and the heroic efforts to protect them.' Despite millions of dollars spent on tiger conservation over four decades, tiger numbers continue to plummet. Fewer than 3,200 remain in the wild, the majority in India.

Technical specification

Canon EOS Rebel T2i + 10-22mm f3.5-4.5 lens; 1/200 sec at f13; ISO 400; three Nikon flashes; Trailmaster infrared remote trigger.

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Steve Winter, USA

  • Last wild picture
  • Last look
  • A burning issue
  • Little victim
  • Tiger defenders
  • Little cub of hope
  • Hollywood cougar
  • Sacrifice