This stunning Siberian Tiger has such a Piercing Gaze. Siberian or Amur Tigers (Panthera tigris altaica) are endangered, with declining numbers now steady after extensive conservation efforts. They were once native to the Far East of Russia, Northeast China, North Korea and eastern Mongolia, now the population mainly inhabits the Sikhote-Alin mountain region in southwest Primorye Provence in the Far East of Russia. This original painting was created with Artist Quality Pastel Pencils & Soft Pastels on Clairefontaine Pastelmat that was adhered to a 12x12cm cradled art board. Then using a new glassless technique the Soft Pastels are permanently fixed before adding a varnish. Then it has been framed without glass. This revolutionises Soft Pastels, many people hate the reflections that the glass brings to a Soft Pastel piece, with this new technique there is no glass so no reflections, just clarity. Reference photo used with permission by Gerhard G.