A Bengal tiger in the woods in Bandhavgarh National Park, India. The species is one of the contenders for a “New Big 5” list of iconic animals. Photo: Thomas Vijayan A Bengal tiger in the woods in Bandhavgarh National Park, India. The species is one of the contenders for a “New Big 5” list of iconic animals. Photo: Thomas Vijayan
A Bengal tiger in the woods in Bandhavgarh National Park, India. The species is one of the contenders for a “New Big 5” list of iconic animals. Photo: Thomas Vijayan

Iconic Asian animals in contention for ‘New Big 5’ of wildlife photography – successor to colonial trophy hunters’ African ‘big five’

  • India’s Bengal tiger and the orangutan of Southeast Asia are in the frame for a ‘New Big 5’ list of the most valuable wild animals for wildlife photography
  • Its British instigator says ‘Shooting with a camera, not a gun is a far better way to celebrate wildlife than the old big five of hunting’

Topic |   Asia travel
A Bengal tiger in the woods in Bandhavgarh National Park, India. The species is one of the contenders for a “New Big 5” list of iconic animals. Photo: Thomas Vijayan A Bengal tiger in the woods in Bandhavgarh National Park, India. The species is one of the contenders for a “New Big 5” list of iconic animals. Photo: Thomas Vijayan
A Bengal tiger in the woods in Bandhavgarh National Park, India. The species is one of the contenders for a “New Big 5” list of iconic animals. Photo: Thomas Vijayan
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