Tigress on prawl
A young tigress, approximately 2 years is on prowl. Every morning, as a ritual, these beautiful cats go out for drinking water and check out the scent left by any intruder. This was one such day for her. She walked almost without any noise. This picture is taken at Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, India in natural environment.
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.
Since 2010, it has been classified as an endangered species by the IUCN. The total population is estimated at fewer than 2,500 individuals with a decreasing trend, and none of the ''Tiger Conservation Landscapes'' within the Bengal tiger's range is large enough to support an effective population size of 250 adult.. more