Siberian tigers are found in the Amur River region of Russiaand China, and in North Korea. Estimates put their numbers in the wild at 200-300. Tiger bone and other body parts are used in traditional Chinese and Korean medicines. Siberians are endangered and protected, and poaching is their pre-eminent threat.
As usual for this exuberant wildlife enthusiast and artist, Daniel Smith has been busy. He won the Bob Kuhn Wildlife Award at the Masters of the American West show in Los Angeles in February. After the many feet of spring snow outside his Montana studio melted, he was off to the American Masters Exhibition and Sale at the Salmagundi Club in New York in May and The Prix de West Invitational in June. The artist and his studio were featured in the May/June issue of Art of the West.