Tiger tiger burning bright

Chasing tigers through Bandhavgarh and Ranthambore National Park

By Shashanka Nanda
  • Published 12.07.19, 6:15 PM
  • Updated 12.07.19, 6:15 PM
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A tigress grooms her cub by licking its fur, as they rest by a pool. Cubs tend to stay with their mothers till the age of two. Location: Ranthambore

Play fighting is an integral part of a tiger's growing up years. These mock battles with siblings help hone important skills like taking down prey on a hunt

Play fighting is an integral part of a tiger's growing up years. These mock battles with siblings help hone important skills like taking down prey on a hunt

Tiger cubs are extremely curious. They like to explore every bit of their surroundings, such as this this 10 month old cub. Location: Bandhavgarh

Tiger cubs are extremely curious. They like to explore every bit of their surroundings, such as this this 10 month old cub. Location: Bandhavgarh

A fully grown male tiger can tip the scales at 250 kgs. This bulk makes it difficult for them to climb trees like leopards. But this young male had no such issues. Location: Bandhavgarh

A fully grown male tiger can tip the scales at 250 kgs. This bulk makes it difficult for them to climb trees like leopards. But this young male had no such issues. Location: Bandhavgarh

Every wildlife photographer's dream come true -- a big cat walking straight down at the camera. Location: Ranthambore

Every wildlife photographer's dream come true -- a big cat walking straight down at the camera. Location: Ranthambore