Displayed for the first time in a specially constructed
studio in South Carolina, these images show the four varieties of
"There are only four distinct types of Bengal tiger in
the world and they are all in this amazing photo shoot," says Dr
Bhagavan Antle of The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species
(T.I.G.E.R.S), who brought these majestic animals to the studio.
Antle believes the images give away the characteristics of behaviour,
age and personality of each tiger. "Like human photographs, you can see
the difference in their age as some of them look a little more grizzled
and haggard than others"