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Ambushed || Tadoba || Jan 2020<br />
On a safari in Tadoba Tiger Reserve we happened to encounter the famous tigress Maya, barely visible, in a patch of large grass bordering the lake, we soon realised that the tigress was in stalking mode. Close by was a sambar deer along with a young fawn. The mother sambar deer was alert and suspected trouble near by, suddenly the tigress gave a mock charge towards the mother sambar deer, it escaped, but soon the mother sambar deer realised that the tigress was not after her but it was the young sambar fawn that was on the tiger&#039;s mind. Next the tigress chased the fawn into the lake and then the inevitable happened. Bengal tiger,Panthera tigris tigris Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Ambushed

|| Tadoba || Jan 2020
On a safari in Tadoba Tiger Reserve we happened to encounter the famous tigress Maya, barely visible, in a patch of large grass bordering the lake, we soon realised that the tigress was in stalking mode. Close by was a sambar deer along with a young fawn. The mother sambar deer was alert and suspected trouble near by, suddenly the tigress gave a mock charge towards the mother sambar deer, it escaped, but soon the mother sambar deer realised that the tigress was not after her but it was the young sambar fawn that was on the tiger's mind. Next the tigress chased the fawn into the lake and then the inevitable happened.

    comments (3)

  1. A spectacular tale and photo, Mohammed. With of course a sad side to it as well. Posted 8 months ago
  2. Great everything about this Mohammed, subject, composition, exposure and tale, just outstanding!!! Posted 8 months ago
  3. Crazy timing Mohammed! Amazing moment and Lovely work! Posted 8 months ago

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The Bengal tiger is the most numerous tiger subspecies. Its populations have been estimated at 1,706–1,909 in India, 440 in Bangladesh, 163–253 in Nepal and 67–81 in Bhutan.

Similar species: Carnivorans
Species identified by Mohammed Salman
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By Mohammed Salman

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Uploaded Oct 10, 2020. Captured Jan 6, 2020 16:11.
  • ILCA-99M2
  • f/6.3
  • 1/2000s
  • ISO1600
  • 600mm