Award-winning photographer Steve Winter documents the disappearance of Asian tigers in India, Sumatra, and Thailand.

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  • This video was filmed on November 30, 2011 as part of the National Geographic Live! Lecture series at National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C.

    Introduction
    Steve Winter has been stalked by jaguars in Brazil, charged by a grizzly in Siberia, and trapped in quicksand in the world's largest tiger reserve in Myanmar. He's flown over erupting volcanoes and visited isolated villages where residents had never before seen a blond foreigner—or a camera. In 1991, Winter began shooting for the National Geographic Society. He has covered many subjects for National Geographic magazine, including Cuba, Russia's giant Kamchatka bears, tigers in Myanmar's Hukawng Valley, and life along Myanmar's Irrawaddy River.

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  • Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry
    big cat Noun

    large predators, including tigers, lions, jaguars, and leopards.

    photography Noun

    art and science of producing still or moving images using the chemical reaction of light on a sensitive surface, such as film or an electronic sensor.

    tiger Noun

    large cat native to Asia.