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Hunting Ground

November 24, 2014

Hunting Ground

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Jonathan C. Slaght Jonathan C. Slaght

Not what one usually imagines when they think of Amur tiger habitat, but the pristine beaches along the coast of the Russia’s Far East, which abuts the Sea of Japan, are just that.

Here, tigers use the soft sand and heavy fog to their advantage when stalking the unsuspecting sika deer that visit the coast to browse on nutrient-rich seaweed.

To keep others away, tigers mark their territories on prominent rocks along the water such as this one in the Lazovskii Nature Reserve.


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